Around 10 to 12 dog bite cases are reported on an average every day at the Sector 19 dispensary. Stray dogs are present everywhere from gardens and greenbelts to residential areas and tourist destinations and the Municipal Corporation has been unable to keep a check on the menace.
There is no provision in the civic body for paying for injections for the poor even though the costs are very high. Councillor Pardeep Chhabra said,The issue of stray dogs was discussed at the F&CC meeting. The civic body has no provisions wherein the poor can be provided any help in case of dog bites. Such a provision needs to be looked into. I have received requests from people informing about the high cost of the vaccines.