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Dog bites on the rise in north Delhi

Cases of dog bites are on the rise in the Capital. According to data released by North Delhi Municipal Corporation, which controls one-third of Delhi, around 90 people were bitten every day in the past one year.

delhi Updated: Mar 22, 2013 01:09 IST
Hamari Jamatia

Cases of dog bites are on the rise in the Capital. According to data released by North Delhi Municipal Corporation, which controls one-third of Delhi, around 90 people were bitten every day in the past one year.



Last year, the unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi registered 17,000 cases of dog bites. In contrast, from April 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013, the North Corporation recorded 31,608 cases, of which 16 died of rabies.


The other two corporations are yet to release their data.

The numbers are very alarming as the data only covers cases brought to municipal hospitals and clinics, when most such victims go to private hospitals.

The problem has to do with the lack of proper infrastructure to carry out sterilisation. In the past 11 months, 3,859 out of about 1.5 lakh dogs were sterilised in north Delhi.