The workforce comprising Union Well being Ministry’s public well being specialist Dr Ruchi Jain, Pune Nationwide Institute of Virology scientist Dr Shailesh Pawar and Delhi RML Hospital doctor Dr Anith Jindal held discussions with district authorities on the collectorate right here, they stated.
Later, the workforce left for Karuvatta, one of many hotspots of the flu outbreak.
In response to the state authorities, over 69,000 birds, together with geese and rooster, had been culled within the districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam until Wednesday to include the H5N8 pressure of hen flu.
The outbreak was initially reported in 4 panchayats of Nedumudi, Thakazhy, Pallippad and Karuvatta in Kuttanad area of the Alappuzha district and Neendoor in Kottayam district.
Nineteen Fast Response Groups have been engaged in culling birds in each the districts and the areas suspected to have contaminated the birds will probably be sanitised on Thursday.
State Animal Husbandry Minister Ok Raju has stated there isn’t a historical past of the H5N8 virus being transmitted to people.
Authorities have banned the sale of hen meat and eggs within the affected areas.
To offer reduction to the affected farmers, the state authorities has determined to compensate them for culling their birds.
Culled birds that are over two-month-old will probably be given Rs 200 every and people underneath the age of two-months will probably be compensated at Rs 100 every, the federal government has stated.
Eggs destroyed on account of avian flu will probably be given a compensation of Rs 5 every.
The minister stated 61,513 birds together with geese and rooster have been culled in Alappuzha whereas 7,729 had been culled in Kottayam.
Culling of geese, hens and different home birds in and round one km radius of the affected areas in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts is being carried out as per the rules issued by the federal government.
The operation was launched after outcomes of the samples examined on the Nationwide Institute of Excessive-Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal confirmed the outbreak of the hen flu within the two districts.