Stray dogs have bitten 25 people over past 30 days at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Aiims). Among those bitten are two resident doctors and a senior doctor's wife.
Two students at Aiims were bitten by stray dogs on campus while returning to their hostels. The doctor's wife, who is a doctor at the neighbouring Safdarjung Hospital, was bitten on her way to work.
"Stray dogs can be spotted roaming around the premises at any point. Gate keeping is so lax that these dogs even find their way to the corridors outside the private wards," said Renu Sharma, whose husband is being treated for blood cancer at Aiims.
"The dog menace is ever increasing. If we look at casualty data for the past 30 days, the dogs have bitten 25 people, which includes 22 patients, a doctor's wife and two students at the institute," said a resident doctor on condition of anonymity. "These dogs also enter our hostels. It is just not safe," he said.
The hospital's Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) claims complaints to the hospital administration have not made a difference. "We have written to the administration to do something about it," said Dr Manoj Singh, president (faculty association), Aiims.
''We have even approached the NDMC regarding the issue and have requested for immediate action," said an official from the Aiims administration.