Veterinary emergency response workshop in Palampur : The Tribune India


Our correspondent

Palampur, September 19

A four-day Veterinary Emergency Response Operations Workshop was inaugurated at Dr. GC Negi College of Veterinary and Animal Science, CSK HP University of Agriculture, here today.

Vice-Chancellor HK Chaudhary, in his inaugural address, urged trainees to respond effectively in emergency situations to avoid panic in the public.

He asked the Veterinary Emergency Response Unit (VERU) to organize trainings for veterinarians to equip them with the skills and tools to respond to emergencies and disasters to prevent loss of animal life. and livelihoods.

Chaudhary discussed situations like lumpy skin disease. He stressed the need to issue early notice to breeders and others. He also touched on the issue of abandoned livestock which could become a form of disaster in the near future, if not dealt with effectively.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed his satisfaction that topics such as principles of disaster management, management of animals during disasters, etc. be addressed during training. Activities such as search and rescue missions, fire drills, live animal rescue simulation drills, earthquake response training and team building drills will also be conducted during the week. ‘workshop.

Dean Dr Mandeep Sharma highlighted the need to expand VERU’s work in the field. VERU’s founding coordinator, Dr. R Kumar, noted that the center in Palampur was one of six centers in the country and only one in the northern zone.

The organization’s secretary and coordinator, Dr. Subhash Verma, said 50 trainees and 20 resource people attended the workshop. The organizing co-secretary, Dr. Ankur Sharma, also expressed his views. All statutory officers, heads of departments and professors attended the ceremony.

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