Saturday, June 10, 2023

Cases of dog-bite on rise, several cases reported


Gamharia : The cases of dog-bite in city have witnessed a steep rise and the number of victims being treated at hospitals here has also risen sharply.

According to reports, young children and teenagers are the most likely groups to be treated at hospital after a dog bite.

Sources at hospitals and nursing homes said that patients with unhealed wounds, swelling and fever due to dog-bite are visiting in large numbers for medication.

A victim also said that there are scores of patients who are unaware of the fact that they need further treatment for their wounds in addition to taking the anti-rabies vaccine.

Patients also point out that the anti-rabies vaccine should be made available in general hospitals at cheaper price.

He further added that other cases like leptospirosis or dengue fever take precedence over the dog bite cases.

Checking the spread of communicable diseases has been given top priority. Though the focus is fair enough to tackle the communicable diseases, the large number of cases of dog bites needs some attention too.

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