1468 birds animals treated 37 birds died
On the eve of Uttarayan, with the inspiration of the Chief Minister and under the jeevdaya policy of the state government, a ten day Karuna campaign 2021 was carried out to save the birds. The campaign run with the joint planning of Animal Husbandry and Forest Department and in collaboration with animal welfare organizations concluded on the 20th January 2021.
During these ten days, a total of 1468 animal birds, including 599 animals and 869 birds, including those injured by kite, warp and sickness due to eating ghoogri, were given appropriate life-saving treatment by the medical teams. Despite the hard work, 37 birds died due to fatal injuries.
Giving information about this, Deputy Director of District Panchayat Animal Husbandry Department Dr. Prakash Darji said, due to public awareness and cooperation this year, the death rate of birds has been negligible as compared to last year, i.e. around 4.25 per cent. There were more than 2,500 cases of injury last year, which has also dropped significantly. Animal welfare organizations along with 17 offices of Animal Husbandry and Forest Department were involved in this life saving campaign.
As part of the campaign, medical teams performed bone pinning surgery, muscle stitches and necessary dressings and bandages on birds that had suffered mostly fractures.
He said that advanced vicril is used to take stitches of injured birds so there is no need to break the stitches and these stitches automatically dissolve in the body as the wound heals.
As part of the campaign, the Forest Department has started a shelter at Sayaji Bagh Nursery to keep injured birds under treatment where 480 injured pigeons are recovering while 381 fully recovered pigeons have been released in the sky.