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Dogbite: panel report in 10 days

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M.B.R. Sarma, chairman of the committee constituted on deaths due to rabies, conducting an inquiry at Government Hospital in Rajahmundry on Tuesday.— Photo: S. Rambabu
M.B.R. Sarma, chairman of the committee constituted on deaths due to rabies, conducting an inquiry at Government Hospital in Rajahmundry on Tuesday.— Photo: S. Rambabu

The committee constituted by the government to study lapses in the supply of rabies vaccine in Rajahmundry Government Hospital will submit its report in 10 days. It will suggest measures for effective treatment for rabies. It will also make suggestions on extending proper treatment to patients round the clock.

The five-member committee constituted by the Director of Public Health, Hyderabad, conducted an inquiry in the hospital on Tuesday.

The team comprises chairman M.B.R. Sarma, Superintendent of Government headquarters hospital, Kakinada, and members D. Seshagiri Rao, neurology professor, Lakshmi Kumari, microbiology professor, K.V.S. Prsada Rao, SPM, G. Sampath, IPM, and U. Prasada Rao, Joint Director of Medial and Health Department. Speaking to the media, Dr. Sarma said that the committee would probe into the availability of the vaccine, the case registered against the hospital with regard to the death of 10-year-old Anusha following a dogbite, non-availability of ARV, and lapses, of any, of the staff.


  • It conducts probe at government hospital

  • To suggest steps for effective treatment



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