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Murga Banno: Amid bird flu scare, Kashmir doctor groups lock horns on chicken!
1/15/2021 11:48:33 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 15: Even as the outbreak of Bird Flu has set the alarm bells ringing across the world in general and country in particular, a group of doctors in Kashmir are fighting it out on whether to consume poultry birds or not.
While one association of doctors has said the “poultry birds can be consumed if properly cooked”, the other faction of the same association has expressed reservations on the same issue.
The two statements have come from two factions of an association with the people getting confused on “what to eat and to whom to believe.”
Sources said the two groups want to disagree with other to prove each other wrong. “But this is happening at the cost of the peoples lives and both the groups must understand so,” said a senior doctor on the condition of anonymity.
Sources said a group of doctors have approached both the groups to resolve the issue with a common statement on the Bird Flu but that both the groups are unwilling do the same.
It is pertinent to mention that the bird flu alert has been sounded in the Union Territory and the import of poultry birds from outside J&K has already been banned.
As neighbouring Himachal Pradesh reported cases of bird flu, Jammu and Kashmir sounded the alert on January 6, and started collecting samples to check the health of the winged guests flocking the Union territory during winters.
As per reports, the joint teams of Animal Husbandry and Wildlife departments started the inspection by visiting Gharana wetland in the outskirts of Jammu and collected 25 bird droppings for testing to ascertain whether any of the birds is infected with the dreaded avian influenza.
The J&K government has sounded an alert following reports of bird flu cases in Himachal Pradesh and issued certain guidelines as a precautionary measure, Wildlife Warden, Jammu.
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