THE PLANNED ESTABLISHMENT OF VETERINARY CLINIC WILL HELP TO CHECK THE TRANSMISSION OF ZONOTIC DISEASES SAYS DOCTOR GODWILL UKOIKPOKU
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 22, 2021
The Acting Director, Veterinary Services Ministry of Agriculture, Doctor Godswill Ukoikpoku says the planned establishment of Veterinary Clinic will help to check the transmission of Zonotic Diseases and in turn promote healthcare delivery in the State.
Doctor Ukoikpoku dropped the hint while speaking as guest on Radio Rivers weekly news features programme, the Special Report.
The Veterinary Surgeon explained that when established, the planned Veterinary Clinic would also assist to promote disease surveillance, collect data and enhance evidence based decision making.
He took advantage of the programme to announce that the State Ministry of Agriculture would conduct free vaccination against rabbies in the State on Thursday February 25, 2021 at the School to Land Programme premises Rumuodomanya, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area urging members of the public to come for the free vaccination.
In his remarks, Doctor Fidelis Ezem another Veterinary Surgeon said the planned veterinary clinic would serve as a referral centre for tertiary management of disease and research.
Also speaking, Doctor James Adeyantu corroborated the view that Veterinary Clinic would boost livestock production through treatment and surveillance of Zonotic disease. On the re-emergence of Ebola Disease in Guinea, the trio advised Nigerians to exercise caution in eating wild animals.