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Rabies Helpline Launched in Bengaluru to Tackle Rabid Dog Bites

In the wake of World Rabies Day coming up on 28th September - it is imperative that we are all aware of the adverse effects caused by Rabies infections in dogs.

 

 

Under the Rabies Prevention and Control Programme Act launched on August 15 by BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike), Bengaluru’s civic body, three vans have been placed in the entire city to attend to rabies cases & dog bite complaints, counsel the victims & ensul annual vaccinations to fight the disease. After Goa, Bengaluru is now the second to have a Rabies Helpline in the country.

 

The helpline +91 6364893322 was inaugurated by Mayor Goutham Kumar and BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad.

 

Citizens were encouraged to call if they find any unusual behaviour of a stray or pet, including biting tendency, excessive salivation, drop jaws or a change in barking tone.

 

One van is currently stationed at BBMP Head office, which will cater to East and Mahadevapura zones. Two other vans are stationed at Chamarajpet Veterinary Hospital. One van will cater to West and Dasarahalli zones and the other van will cater to South, Bommanahalli and RR Nagar zones.

 

So, if you’re a resident in Bengaluru & you spot any dog with signs similar to rabies, pick up the phone and dial the helpline number and save the spread of this fatal infection. 

 

Source: The News Minute

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