New Delhi: Even as bird flu continues to create chaos in the country, in the past few days dozens of crows have been found dead at different places in Delhi.
A team of Delhi government found 17 dead crows dead in a park in Mayur Vihar III, Delhi, from which four samples were collected. Two crows were found dead in DDA Park Dwarka and a sample was collected, the Deputy CM office confirmed.
Also, 16 dead crows were found in a park in Hatsal village in west district.
Further, the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s office also informed that the samples have been collected and sent to laboratories for testing.
A total of 104 samples have been sent to Ludhiana after birds were found dead at three locations in Delhi – Mayur Vihar, Dwarka and Hastsal. Five more samples will be sent to Bhopal, according to the media reports.
However, the Animal Husbandry Department has not confirmed any instance of bird flu so far.
Earlier, the government requested avian influenza affected states to increase awareness regarding the safety of poultry and poultry products. It has also issued appropriate advisories to restore consumer confidence affected by rumors is put to rest.
These six states include Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Gujarat. The Center has deployed multi-disciplinary teams in the bird flu affected areas of these states.