Muscat: Government ministries are gearing up for the slaughter period in the run-up to Eid Al Fitr with a campaign to ensure disease-free meat is supplied.
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) said it is working to reduce the risk from Crimean hemorrhagic (Congo) fever transmission from carcasses to humans, in preparation for the Eid Al Fitr slaughters.
Officials at local slaughterhouses conduct veterinarian checks on carcasses before and after slaughter to ensure people do not get disease ridden meat.
On its official twitter account, the ministry announced the "Disposal of slaughter waste" campaign, in preparation for Eid Al Fitr.
It said the campaign will contribute to the preservation of the environment and the beauty of the country to prevent the remnants of the slaughtered animals getting mixed with house waste, which leads to the spread of foul smells for long periods of time.
“This leads to proliferation of flies and insects, which has a direct impact on public health,” MRMWR tweeted.
Moreover, the ministry distributed a guidebook to all its offices in order to ensure they follow proper hygiene actions through waste management.
To meet the growing demand on meat during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, slaughterhouses services in the Sultanate raised their readiness level to its highest.