Jamshedpur: The government-run MGM hospital reported 14 stray dog bite cases on Tuesday, a record of sorts in a single day. The victims, mostly teenagers, complained that there’s considerable rise in the population of stray dogs in different areas of the Steel City.
“I had gone out to buy milk from a nearby booth on Tuesday morning when three stray dogs attacked me. One of the dogs bit me,” said Md. Naseem, a resident of Mango.
MGM hospital deputy superintendent Nakul Prasad Choudhary said, “Our stock is running out. We are expecting 1,000 vials of the anti-rabies in the next four to five days.” He advised the residents to go to the Jamshedpur sadar hospital at Khasmahal for the vaccine in the event of dog-bite case.
Officials said five to six cases are reported at MGM on a daily basis, but today was an exception. Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) city manager Ravi Bharati said the NAC has not conducted dog sterilisation and vaccination programme in the recent past.
On February 17, 2018, 10 cases were reported in a single day. Six-year-old Manu Kumar was mauled to death while his brother suffered serious injuries when they were attacked by stray dogs four years ago.

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