Balrampur hospital to seek pvt agency’s help to drive away strays
Balrampur Hospital has decided to take the help of a private agency to catch dogs loitering on its campus.
“We have sought permission from the authorities to float a tender to hire a private agency for the purpose,” said Dr Rajiv Lochan, director of Balrampur Hospital.
Stray dogs were noticed on the hospital campus every day and even in and around the wing where dog bite cases are treated. The hospital administration had written to the municipal corporation to tackle the problem. But when the dog catchers came, the strays used to scamper away.
Earlier, when there was monkey menace in the hospital compound, a private agency was hired to drive away the simians with the help of a ‘langur’, Lochan said.
He said patients and their attendants keep complaining about the dogs and the fear the animals have generated in the wake of Sitapur incidents.
As many as 13 children have died in attacks by feral hounds in Sitapur district in the last six months. Around 22 villages of Khairabad block of the district are affected by dog menace. Some victims also came to Balrampur hospital for anti-rabies injections.