Only healthy animals slaughtered at Health Ministry:

Only healthy animals slaughtered at Health Ministry:

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin ensured that the sacrificial animals slaughtered at the Ministry of Health had  secured certificates of being free from diseases, including foot and mouth disease (FMD).

“All sacrificial animals slaughtered at the Ministry of Health have a disease-free certificate,” Sadikin said in a written statement received here, Sunday.

During Eid al-Adha 1443 Hijriah, the Ministry of Health became one of the places for slaughtering sacrificial animals from officials, families of officials, and partners of the Ministry of Health. Before being slaughtered,  the sacrificial animals have gone through screening to ensure their health.

Seven cows and 12 goats were ready to be slaughtered at the Ministry of Health.

Sadikin expressed gratitude to donors who had given sacrificial animals to be slaughtered at his office.

He expressed the hope that in the future the Ministry of Health can continue to organize congregational Eid al-Adha prayers and slaughter sacrificial animals.

“I hope that in the future there will be more sacrificial animals, I invite the (extended) family of  the Ministry of Health to offer a sacrifice here,” he stated.

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Meanwhile, the Head of the Ministry of Health’s Committee for  Sacrificial Animals, Imran Agus Nurali, said that the inspection of sacrificial animals at the Ministry of Health involved the Jakarta Food, Maritime, and Agriculture Security Service.

After the slaughter, the Jakarta, Food, Maritime, and Agricultural Security Service also checked the internal organs of the animal to ensure their health.

Previously, the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Task Force reported that 396,655 cattle had been vaccinated as of July 9, 2022.

Based on the report from the Task Force received in Jakarta, no livestock other than cows have received vaccination.

FMD transmission has occurred in 21 provinces and has spread to 223 districts/cities throughout Indonesia. A total of 327,968 livestock animals have been declared sick, with details of the FMD infecting 318,402 cows, 6,243 buffaloes, 1,124 sheep, 2,168 goats, and 31 pigs.

Meanwhile, the number of livestock that have not recovered from the disease was 219,425 and 2,017 of them  have died.

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