Bilaspur. City MLA Shailesh Pandey launched the anti-rabies vaccination campaign organized by the Livestock Development Department at the District Veterinary Hospital. Lack of prompt treatment of dog bites leads to death. Due to stray dogs, the residents of the city have been disturbed many times. Herds of dogs run on the road to bite anyone from citizens, drivers to children and even senior citizens. There are more of them in slums and chowk squares than in posh areas. The act of sterilizing dogs was shelved. Recently, the city MLA instructed the officials to prepare an action plan for the sterilization of dogs. Under the rabies control campaign, the government will organize camps for sterilization by forming a group of wards.
Rabies control campaign was started by the Animal Department on July 6, on the occasion of World Zoonosis Day in Bilaspur assembly constituency. Under this campaign, to limit the population of dogs, the initiative has been taken to give them rabies injection. The target is to inject about 5000 dogs. A plan is underway to get rid of the stray dogs roaming the streets of the city. Their increasing population could be a problem in the future. One team will catch the dogs, and another of the doctors will treat them.
Animal department officials said that in 38 wards under Bilaspur Vidhan Sabha, vaccination will occur in two phases by setting up camps. In the first phase, the pet dogs will receive the vaccination. In the second phase, there will be a program of 2 to 3 days in each ward in which stray dogs will receive the vaccination. Initially, the vaccination will be conducted from July 6 to July 8 at the District Veterinary Hospital. Afterwards, it will be done from July 10 to October 11 through camps in various wards of the Vidhan Sabha. The teams will have an assistant surgeon, an assistant veterinary field officer and an attendant.