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Updated: June 6, 2013 01:24 IST

Dog bite fatalities on the wane: Amala Akkineni

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Amala Akkineni
Amala Akkineni

‘Dog bites reported in the city have come down by nearly 15,000 due to the coordinated effort of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’

Owing to the effective implementation of vaccination and sterilisation in the city, the number of dog bite cases had come down drastically, and no rabies death resulting from dog bite was reported in the last three years, claimed Amala Akkineni, founder of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, on Wednesday.

Speaking at ‘Clean India 2013’, organised by Sukuki Exnora on World Environment Day, Ms. Amala cited the records of the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) to state that there were no deaths due to stray dog bites in the last few years.

But there might be instances of deaths in cases where people come to the city for treatment from other places.

“Even dog bites reported in the city have come down by nearly 15,000 due to the sincere and coordinated effort of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC),” she said.

Garbage

Ms. Amala underscored the link between garbage and stray dogs and called upon residents to keep their colonies free of garbage heaps.

She said the high plastic usage, which ends up in streets and garbage piles, causes severe problems for cattle.

The event was organised in association with the Programme for Environment Awareness (PEAS) of United Federation of Residents’ Welfare Association (U-FERWAS).

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