Action plan mooted to battle bird flu
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 21: Though the test results of the blood samples sent to Bhopal have not been received yet, an official meeting was convened today to devise an action plan, in case the samples turn out positive.

Specialist (Disease) of the State Veterinary Department Konsam Gopal confided that the test results will be certainly available by July 23 which were expected to reach Imphal today.

Even as 132 chickens perished at a chicken farm in Imphal between July 7 and 10, there is no report of any more chicken dying in the same farm.

Nevertheless, stringent preventive measures have been taken up by the Department.

Yet, an official meeting held today at State Guest House with Director of the State Veterinary Department Th Dorendra in the chair made serious deliberations to take up necessary action plans in case the results of the laboratory test at Bhopal turn out to be positive.

Among others the meeting was also attended by Joint Commissioner (Livestock Health), Ministry of Agriculture AB Neigi, senior physician of Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi Dr AK Jain and National Institute of Communicable Disease scientist Dr UBS Rana.

The meeting also discussed the feasibility of taking up an action plan similar to the one followed in Maharastra during outbreak of avian influenza there.