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Livestock Department to help flood affectees in rehabilitation:Minister for Agriculture and Livestock

Lahore: Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Malik Ahmad Ali has directed staff of Livestock Department to help flood affectees return to their homes with their cattle.

He issued these instructions during his visit to flood affected districts of Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan today. The Minister directed Regional Director, District Livestock Officers and other staff to ensure provision of timely medicines, life saving drugs and vaccination to the affected livestock. He directed the officers of Livestock Department to make immediate arrangements of fodder and husk for the flood affected cattle.

Talking to the flood affectees on the occasion, the Minister said that Livestock Department will continue its services till the rehabilitation of flood affectees and treatment of their cattle. He said that immediate and timely assistance is being provided to livestock farmers inundated by flood and Punjab government is extending all out help and assistance to them in this hour of difficulty. He said that there is no threat of epidemic in flood-hit areas and all livestock are safe and healthy. He further informed that 257507 large animals, 512765 small animals and 140770 chicken have been vaccinated so far in DG Khan, besides 21147 animals have been treated. Similarly, 160251 large animals, 355184 small animals and 170320 chicken have been vaccinated in district Rajanpur besides, 24519 livestock have been treated. He said that according to the report of the department, 12385961 large and small animals and 4692533 chicken have been vaccinated while 5751958 livestock have been treated so far in the province. Later, Provincial Minister inspected flood relief camps.

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