Kohima | September 28
Kohima Veterinary Hospital today administered rabies vaccination to several dogs during free rabies vaccination camp here as part of World Rabies Day.
“The response of the public is very good,” said Dr Elizabeth Yhome, veterinary surgeon, Veterinary Hospital Kohima while talking to visiting media persons.
She said that many dog owners turned up for vaccination of dogs, which show that people are now well aware about their care for pet. Usually, she said, every year, we undertakes vaccinations programme in every colony, ward and village but because COVID 19 pandemic, we could not do so.
World Rabies Day is observed to create awareness for the dog owners and the general public about rabies and also about the various control measures and preventive steps that can be taken.
While this year’s World Rabies Day is themed “End rabies, Collaborate and Vaccinate,” it is a day for reflection for all of us that we still have a long way to go regarding the fight against the disease, said Dr. Yhome.
World Rabies Day 2020 aims to raise awareness about rabies prevention.
‘End Rabies: Collaborate: Vaccinate’
Kohima, September 28 (MExN): World Rabies Day is celebrated worldwide every year on September 28 with the goal to make world ‘Zero Rabies’ by 2030. To Commemorate the 14th World Rabies day, the Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Nagaland, conducted a free Anti-rabies vaccination throughout the state, with the theme, ‘End Rabies: Collaborate: Vaccinate’
Rabies is a 100% fatal zoonotic disease which is transmitted from animals to human and vice-versa. It is reported that in India, there are about 18000-20000 deaths due to rabies every year.
Director of AH &Vety Services urged the public that along with the global adoption of 2030 as the goal for the elimination of Rabies, the Municipalities and Panchayats, towns and village councils, stakeholders should co-ordinate and co-operate for compulsory vaccination of dogs.