Doda, February 09: The Department of Animal Husbandry, Doda, addressed recent concerns raised by media outlets regarding the sale of R2B vaccine at Govt. Poultry farm cum Hatchery Doda on February 3, 2024.
Following a thorough investigation conducted by a committee constituted by Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Dr. Mayan Ud Din Gures, comprising Dr. Fayaz Ahmed Khan, Superintendent District Veterinary Hospital Doda, Dr. Mubasser Hussain Mintoo, Livestock Development Officer Bhaderwah, and Dr. Ravinder Kumar VAS, LDC Bhagwah, it has been concluded that the allegations raised by media personnel were entirely baseless.
The committee’s findings, outlined in a detailed report, indicated that the Poultry birds were indeed sold to the public on February 3, 2024. The sale included the issuance of R2B vaccine along with poultry birds. Media personnel emerged from the crowd during the sale and demanded documents such as challan, causing confusion among the staff. Staff members, unaware of the media’s presence, initially mistook them for regular beneficiaries, leading to a misunderstanding. Amidst this confusion, a misunderstanding arose regarding the pricing of the R2B vaccine. The media alleged that poultry staff charged higher rates for the vaccine, which was promptly refuted by the staff. The actual price of a vial of R2B vaccine is Rs. 10, and each farmer was provided two vials for Rs. 20 upon request.
The misunderstanding arose from the media’s misinterpretation of the pricing, mistaking the cost of one vial for Rs. 20.
Upon careful examination, it has been established that there was no misconduct on the part of the poultry staff. Once the staff became aware of the presence of media personnel, they extended courteous treatment accordingly.The Department of Animal Husbandry, Doda, assures the public of its commitment to transparency and accountability in all its operations.