Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that lumpy skin disease has spread among animals in 15 districts of the state.

Now our priority is to prevent this disease from spreading to more districts.

He said that for the prevention of lumpy skin disease, orders have been issued to all the district collectors to buy medicines without tender if needed and directed to make elaborate arrangements for the treatment and prevention of this epidemic on a war footing.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government was working with utmost seriousness and sensitivity to control the disease spreading among the animals and due to the prompt action of the administration, the infection and death rate had come down.

Ashok Gehlot was addressing the review meeting of Lumpi skin disease organized at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday. In this meeting, through video conference, MPs, ministers in charge of all districts, legislators, all district collectors, cowshed managers, cattle ranchers, sarpanch, ward Panch, mayor of local bodies, chairman, councilor etc.

The Chief Minister said that all of us together have to face this disease spread in the cow dynasty.

Guidelines should be issued to the District Collector regarding the disposal of lumpy skin diseased dead animals and control rooms have also been set up in all the districts.

He instructed the Chief Secretary to issue guidelines for indigenous treatment after taking suggestions from the Ayurveda Department.

CM said that cleanliness of Gaushalas, sprinkling of sodium hypochlorite, fogging and availability of JCB should be ensured.

There is no shortage of medicines, vaccine trials are going on and gout pox vaccines are being used as an alternative.

At the same time, Union Minister Purushottam Rupala assured that full help will be given to the state.

Other leaders also addressed this meeting.