Anti-rabies vaccination marks World Veterinary Day in Kohima
Dimapur, April 25 (EMN): Veterinarians in Kohima celebrated the World Veterinary Day with housewives and animal lovers by administering free anti-rabies vaccination at the drill hall of 4th NAP at Thizama in Kohima district on April 24.
An update from the department informed that Khruosutho, deputy commandant of 4th NAP at Thizama, chaired the programme and welcomed the gathering. He also requested the participants to acquire knowledge as much as possible from the programme and disseminate it to their neighbours, society and community.
Delivering the keynote address, Dr. Rokozo Dolie, Kohima chief veterinary officer, stated that World Veterinary Day is celebrated all over the world on the last Saturday of April every year. According to him, the day is observed with an aim to promote the veterinary profession and work on improvement of animal and human welfare, the environment, food safety and practices of animal transport and quarantine.
Also speaking at the programme, Dr. Akangnungla, DDDO Kohima, highlighted some diseases of economic importance and its prevention including classical swine fever, African swine fever, foot and mouth disease and the importance of controlling rabies, canine distemper and parvovirus infection in dogs.
Meanwhile, Dr. Keduzol Ltu, general secretary of Nagaland Vegetarians’ Association (NVA), read out the message of its president while Dr. Vikuolie Mezhatsu, VAS Chiephobozou, spoke on the theme, “Veterinarian response to Covid-19 crisis” wherein he mentioned the activities carried out in Kohima district.
He stated that NVA team provided health care and veterinary service in all the veterinary institutes throughout the lockdown. He added that veterinarians and para-veterinarians in the district had assisted the medical staff in quarantine duty at Meriema and K Badze quarantine centres.
He further expressed readiness of the department to render its service in the second wave whenever required.