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City programme marks World Veterinary Day

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, April 27: the Meghalaya State Veterinary Council on Saturday commemorated the World Veterinary Day by holding an event on ‘Veterinarians are Essential Health Workers’ at the Directorate A.H & Veterinary, Shillong.
The event was attended by Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister AL Hek, along with Secretary of the Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department RM Kurbah, including other officials.
Kurbah, in her address, emphasised the often-overlooked role of the Veterinary department in public health policies.
She stressed the importance of collaboration between the health and veterinary departments to address preventive and curative aspects of diseases.
Furthermore, Kurbah suggested leveraging social media platforms like Instagram to raise awareness about hygiene and veterinary-related issues among the public.
Minister Hek commended the department’s efforts in ensuring public health through the distribution of veterinary products while emphasising importance of sincerity and responsibility in sustaining the department’s operations and advocated for building a strong brand image for the department.
Hek also highlighted the potential of the department in creating employment opportunities for the state.

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