Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE. Non-availability of anti-rabies vaccine at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital (MCH) has kicked up a row. Hospital superintendent V. R.Rajendran said necessary orders had been given to purchase vaccines.

Delay in supply of medicines may have caused a temporary shortage, he said.

Kozhikode Corporation health officer Beena Kumari said the local body was flooded with complaints about stray dog menace.

The corporation has only two licensed dog catchers.

The resident of the Corporation limits will have to complaint to the Corporation Health Officer or the Corporation Secretary.Stray dog menace has also been reported from Govindapuram, Mankavu, Chevayur, Mayanad and Velliparambu areas.

As many as 40 people have been admitted to hospital with dog bite during last week. Eight persons who were bitten by stray dogs were admitted to the Hospital on Tuesday.

Most of the people who were admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital during the last week are from Marad area in Beypore grama panchayat.

Panchayat president K. Shylaja said a team had been deployed two to three dog catchers on the job from Wednesday afternoon in Marad area.