Coordinating Minister Airlangga Says Farmers’ Losses Due to the PMK Outbreak Could be Inestimable – The government continues to make various efforts to suppress the increase and prevent the spread of Mouth and Nail Diseases (FMD) that has occurred recently.

The disease in livestock is caused by a virus that can be transmitted through airborne between animals, so it can spread very quickly up to a radius of 10 km.

As of June 18, 2022, it was recorded that this FMD disease had spread to 19 provinces and 199 regencies/cities, with a total of 184,646 sick cases, 56,822 cured (30.77 percent) and 1,394 conditional slaughter (0.75 percent). , Death of 921 heads (0.50 percent), and 51 individuals who have been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the total population of all livestock that are at risk and threatened (cows, buffaloes, goats, sheep, and pigs) are 48,779,326 heads.

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In a Limited Coordination Meeting (Rakortas) Discussion on Handling Mouth and Nail Diseases in Livestock which was held on Sunday (19/6/2022) Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto requested that various regulations related to PMK be immediately completed and implemented, to prevent the spread of disease outbreaks. This PMK, as well as to maintain the quality of Indonesian livestock.

PMK as a strategic Infectious Animal Disease (PHM), the determination of the PMK Emergency status can be proposed from the Regent/Mayor to the Governor and then to the Central Government. Decrees of the Minister of Agriculture Number 403 and 404 of 2022 have been issued to determine two provinces, namely Aceh and East Java.

Currently, the Government’s efforts are to immediately procure and distribute vaccines in large quantities, and immediately vaccinate livestock.

“With this, it is hoped that herd immunity can be achieved soon,” said Coordinating Minister Airlangga in his press statement, in Jakarta, Monday (20/6/2022).

The first PMK vaccination was carried out on June 14, 2022 in Sidoarjo Regency, East Java, then it will be encouraged for basic vaccinations, namely 2 vaccinations with a distance of 1 month, as well as booster vaccines every 6 months. To carry out the Vaccination Program, approximately 1,872 medical personnel and 4,421 paramedics will be carried out.

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In the future, about 28 million doses of priority vaccination are needed, and currently 3 million doses have been imported, of which 0.8 million doses are in the Government procurement process, while the 2.2 million doses are in the process of being refocused to finance the budget. vaccines in the next 3 months are capable of more than 16 million doses from Vaccine Provider Importers.

Meanwhile, domestic vaccines are from PUSVETMA and from other domestic vaccine manufacturers.

“The government is finalizing the purchase of 3 million doses of vaccine so that it can be immediately distributed and vaccinated on priority livestock. Meanwhile, to meet the need for 28 million doses by the end of 2022, one of which is the Government will cooperate with private importers with the amount of vaccine that is needed, with Government control and supervision. In addition, the government prepares trained human resources for PMK vaccination as well as marking (eartage) and collecting data on livestock,” explained Coordinating Minister Airlangga.

Cattle that have been vaccinated must have ear tags attached to their ears (with the developer of the system, namely PT PERURI), and currently 236 thousand eartages are available.

Coordinating Minister Airlangga said, “We have to consider a wider condition, not only a matter of prevention, but also look at the consequences in the future, because livestock is an asset. So if PMK is not resolved, it will be an invaluable loss, especially for small farmers,” he said.

Considering that the number of PMK vaccinations is still very low, it is necessary to regulate and supervise animal and livestock traffic, for sub-districts or villages based on zoning, namely the Red Zone (Outbreak Area), Orange Zone (Infected Area), Yellow Zone (Suspected Area) and Zone Green (Free Area).

Source: – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by

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