Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Dog menace in the Capital City has increased to an alarming proportion. Daily on average, more than 60 dog bite cases are being reported at the Capital Hospital. The number of such cases was around 30-35 a month ago.

As per the Director of Capital Hospital Dr Laxmidhar Sahu, the number of dog bite cases has increased in the last one month and special care will be taken in this regard soon.

“As many as 60-70 dog bite cases are being reported at the Capital Hospital daily. Around 300 patients are currently being treated at the hospital after being bitten by dogs. The number of dog bite cases has witnessed an unprecedented rise in Bhubaneswar and peripheral areas for the last one month. We are also witnessing an increase in the number of stray dogs on our hospital premises. Though we are trying to drive away the animals, they are not moving outside,” said Dr Laxmidhar Sahu.

“We are keeping a watchful eye on the situation. If the situation doesn’t improve in 15 days, we will be forced to write to BMC to take necessary steps to curb the menace,” he added.

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