HT Image
HT Image

Noida: Dog-bite patients hit as govt hospitals run out of anti-rabies vaccines

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:34 PM IST

NOIDA: As government hospitals in Gautam Budh Nagar have been facing a shortage of anti-rabies vaccines (ARV) for the past several days, dog-bite patients are forced to visit private clinics for the injection.

RD Garg, a 57-year-old resident of Sai Apartment in Sector 71, was bitten by a stray dog on Friday. He claimed that he was denied treatment at the district hospital in Sector 30 and was told that the ARV was out of stock. “The doctors there said that despite repeated reminders, the vaccines are not been supplied to them from the state headquarters in Lucknow. Finally, I purchased the vaccines from the market and started the treatment,” Garg said.

Similarly, BN Mukherjee of Sector 25 said that he was denied the ARV dose by the district hospital, when he was bitten by a stray dog on Saturday. “The doctors said that they are not sure about the date of arrival of the vaccines in the hospital. I had no option other than to purchase them from a medical shop, and then visited a private clinic to get the injection,” he said.

As many as six persons have suffered dog bites since Friday, health officials said, adding that nearly 250 dog-bite cases were reported in the district since March this year.

At the government hospitals, anti-rabies vaccines are provided to patients for free. However, due to the shortage, a dog-bite victim in the district has no option other than to have a mandatory course of several vials of the vaccine costing Rs 300 per vial in a private hospital or clinic.

When contacted, Dr Renu Agarwal, chief medical superintendent of the district hospital, admitted that the hospital is running out of ARV stock for the past 15 days. “We’ve intimated the matter to the higher authorities and they have assured us to supply the vaccines soon,” she said.

GB Nagar district chief medical officer Dr Deepak Ohri also said he had asked the officials concerned to look into the matter. “It is a matter of concern for us as since March nearly 250 dog-bite cases were reported in the district. We have ordered for 1,000 vaccines last week. I hope that very soon the stock will be received at different hospitals and health centres,” he said.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
An Aqua Line metro train at Sector 51 Metro Station. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
An Aqua Line metro train at Sector 51 Metro Station. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Republic Day 2021: Noida Metro trains to run at 15 min interval

PTI, Noida
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 12:01 AM IST
Aqua Line has a 7.5 minutes frequency during peak hours and 10 minutes during non-peak hours on regular days, according to officials.
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Ghaziabad: Tractors arriving in groups for rally, officials keep tab on count

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:08 PM IST
Ghaziabad: Amrit Pal Singh, a young man from Ramraj village in Muzaffarnagar, came to the UP Gate protest site on the Ghaziabad-Delhi border along with his group and a tableau for the tractor rally on Republic Day
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Tractor rally route key issue for protesting farmers at Ghaziabad’s UP Gate

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Ghaziabad: In a development that may create law and order issue during the proposed tractor rally, the farmers protesting at the UP Gate said on Monday that they would proceed to Akshardham in Delhi
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Tractors being stopped in different districts from coming to Delhi borders for rally, allege farmers

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Noida: Unlike UP Gate which where thousands of tractors have been parked for today’s rally, only few tractors could reach Chilla border and Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida by Monday afternoon, with farmers alleging that administrations in various district have adopted coercive measures to thwart farmers’ attempts to reach the protest sites and participate in the tractor parade
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Development authorities in Gautam Budh Nagar lead industrial growth in UP, says CM

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:06 PM IST
NOIDA: The three industrial development authorities in Gautam Budh Nagar district -- Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway -- has led the industrial growth in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

78 high-rises in GB Nagar give consent for multipoint power connection

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:58 PM IST
NOIDA: After several rounds of discussions with officials of the Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL), as many as 78 high-rise residential societies in Gautam Budh Nagar have finally agreed to opt for multipoint electricity connections
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Man arrested after encounter in Greater Noida

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Greater Noida: A 25-year-old man, wanted in several cases, was arrested Sunday night after an encounter with the police in Greater Noida
Close
HT Image
HT Image

UP Rera hands over stuck realty project to Noida authority after buyers refuse

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:36 PM IST
NOIDA: The Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP Rera) has decided to hand over a stuck realty project – Festival City located in Sector 143 along the Noida Expressway – to the Noida authority after the promoter failed to deliver it
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Driving hundreds of kilometres, farmers brave odds to participate in tractor parade

By Peeyush Khandelwal & Tanmayee Tyagi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Ghaziabad/Noida: Love Preet Singh, a 27-year-old farmer from Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, drove his tractor for almost a day to cover about 435 kilometres with his group to reach UP Gate on January 23, to participate in the protesting farmers’ tractor parade on Republic Day
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Ghaziabad officials yet to confirm route for farmers’ tractor parade

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:32 PM IST
Ghaziabad: Confusion prevailed over the final route of the farmers’ tractor parade as officials of the Ghaziabad police and district administration on Sunday night said they received no communication from the Delhi Police regarding the route
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Three persons arrested for illegal sand mining in Greater Noida

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Greater Noida: Three persons were arrested on Sunday for illegal sand mining in Hindon river basin in Greater Noida
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Noida: Jal Vayu Vihar residents concerned over safety following multiple break-ins

By Tanmayee Tyagi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:14 PM IST
Noida: Residents of Jal Vayu Vihar in Sector 25 are concerned about the safety in the locality following multiple instances of burglaries in the last week
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Man sends morphed pictures of employee to her fiancé, booked

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:14 PM IST
Greater Noida: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly harassed and blackmailed by her employer and has filed a complaint in the matter at the Sector Beta 2 police station
Close
HT Image
HT Image

GB Nagar district gears up for higher turnout in Covid-19 vaccination

By Sanjeev K Jha
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:13 PM IST
NOIDA: Taking note of less than 50% turnout during the second session of Covid-19 vaccination on Friday in Gautam Budh Nagar, the district administration has decided to convince the health-care workers, including the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) and sanitisation workers, about the efficacy of Covishield being administered to them
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Noida coldest in NCR, cold wave conditions to return

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 11:13 PM IST
Noida: With a maximum temperature of 13
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP