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Jharkhand CM inspects animal vaccine drug production lab, directs for starting of the lab at the earliest 

Ranchi, May 25: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday inspected the Good manufacturing practices (GMP)/Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)level vaccine drug production laboratory at, Kanke under the Animal Health and Production Institute.

He inspected the production unit of the laboratory and the building being constructed under the quality control unit and gave several instructions to the concerned officials. The Chief Minister said that this is a very important scheme of the Animal Husbandry Department in the state. Vaccines for animals and birds will be manufactured here. The government is trying to start it soon. In this regard, the entire plan will be reviewed very soon after a meeting of senior officials, so that the work of vaccine production can start from here.

“Drug Production Laboratory was planned in 2014 but there has been a delay in its launch. In such a situation, a detailed action plan will be prepared for this, so that now it can be started within the stipulated time. Any hindrance in this will be removed immediately,” said Hemant Soren.

The Chief Minister directed for some changes in the building of the Vaccine Production Laboratory. He said that provision of lifts and ramps should also be made here, so that the work of transportation of goods can be done smoothly. He said that there is a need to make it more and more useful. It is known that it is being constructed at a cost of about Rs 28 crore 69 lakh 90 thousand rupees.

The officials of the Animal Health and Production Institute told the Chief Minister that the construction of the laboratory building was almost complete. Now preparations are being made to install the equipment. He said that about one crore vaccines will be produced every year in this laboratory. Here six types of vaccines will be made for animals and birds. It includes Galghotu (HS), BQ for Anthrax, Swine Fever and Poultry Vaccine (Ranikhet).

The Chief Minister also visited the Biodiversity Park of Birsa Agricultural University. The Chief Minister stressed on starting organic farming here and said that there should also be a system for supply of crops and vegetables produced from here in the country and abroad. Along with this, a plan should also be made to open a retail outlet here, so that the local people can take advantage of it.

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