To tackle the stray dog menace in the tricity, the municipal corporations of the tricity have decided to work jointly. The decision was made at a joint meeting of municipal officers of the tricity.
The Chandigarh MC Commissioner, KK Yadav organized the meeting which was attended by Avneet Kaur, Joint Commissioner, MC, Mohali, Tejdeep Singh, Joint Commissioner, Chandigarh MC, Payal Sodhi of the PFA, Dr Pardeep Visheshi, Medical Officer of Health (MOH), and Dr MS Kamboj, superintendent, slaughterhouse, Chandigarh MC.
However, the Panchkula MC Commissioner could not attend the meeting and the decision was conveyed to the official.
What Municipal Corporation says,
In the meeting, the officers discussed various issues related to the birth control of dogs. During the meeting, the Commissioner asked the officers to increase the animal birth control programme and create awareness among the masses about sharing responsibility and involving citizens.
They also said the officials to start involving NSS/NCC volunteers and other clubs in schools and colleges to check out a comprehensive plan to create awareness regarding the animal birth control programme.
During the meeting, it was decided that the city MC would write to the Mohali and Panchkula MCs for appointing nodal officers for the comprehensive animal birth control programme.
The Commissioner asked the Ministry of Health (MOH) to start challenging those violating pet dog bylaws. The municipal corporation of the city will organize the campaigns/meetings with RWAs regularly regarding the animal birth control programme and anti-rabies vaccination camps.
Dog-bite cases continue
An average of 50 to 60 fresh dog-bite cases are received daily by two dispensaries and hospitals in Chandigarh.
Reference: The Tribune
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