By Gul Hamaad Farooqi
Chitral, March 21: A day long training workshop was held for Butchers, Live stock traders and poultry sellers organized by Relief International live stock for life project Chitral. Theme of the training was raising awareness on Zonoses and bio safety for ensuring healthy and hygiene.
Veterinary specialist Dr. Muhammad Tayab, Dr. Arshad and Dr Sheikh Ahmad highlighted Zoonotic diseases which are transferred from animal to human and from human being to animal. He said that butchers, poultry sellers and livestock traders were invited in this training to sensitize them to adopt precautionary measurement so as to save human life from Zonotic diseases which is communicating from animal and its wastage to human life.
Another 10 days training is also going for live stock professional to create awareness among the masses regarding zonotic diseases among the masses especially in women folk because they have close contact with animal. Experts said that there are some common diseases like TB, Bird flue, Rabies and anthrax etc which can easily transfer from each other even from animal. They emphasized on stakeholders to must care before going near to cattle and to save their lives from Zonotic diseases. They stressed upon them to use gloze, mask and shoes during slaughtering of animal as well as having close contact with them.
Some butchers complained that the TMA has not been able to develop sanitation systems for the slaughter-houses and the markets, which leads to pollution and also creates bio-hazards.
At last safety and protection kits were distributed among the trainees.