Sukraraj Hospital sees 150 dog bite cases per day

KATHMANDU: As the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) prepares to crackdown on the street dog menace in the capital city, the Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) records showed it sees at least 150 cases of dog bite every day.

Of the total 200 patients who visit the hospital on a daily basis, 150 cases are related to dog bites, according Hospital Director, Dr Kedar Prasad Century.

He pointed finger at the failure to control the dogs in the streets of Kathmandu for the increase in such cases. Programmes undertaken, in coordination with KMC, to control street dogs have not been effective, he added.

Last year at least four persons, who were bitten by dogs, died of rabies. dog bites. They were diagnosed with rabies' symptoms when they had arrived at the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the snake bite related cases in the hospital are recorded as five per day on an average.