No anti rabies vaccination at government hospitals in Mohali
The former councillor Kuljit Singh Bedi approached the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking judicial intervention in framing guidelines for dog bylaws claiming that the terror of stray dogs has grown rampant in Mohali. He alleged that the city had been terrorized by dog attacks and despite repeated complaints, the Mohali Municipal Corporation had failed to restore order. More so, Mohali Municipal Corporation does not have the facility to provide anti rabies vaccination at government hospitals.
Earlier Bedi had sought information from Municipal Corporation under the Right to Information (RTI) Act regarding data for dog bite cases in the district. Mohali Municipal Corporation, in its reply, had stated that they didn’t have any data in this regard. The reply also said that Rs 6 lakh were spent by the Corporation to sterilize 891 dogs in past five years and the sterilized dogs were released as they did not have any space to keep them.
The Punjab and Haryana high court had ordered the Mohali municipal corporation to frame the guidelines for dog bylaws in two months and now the Mohali municipal corporation has announced that it is ready to frame guidelines for dog bylaws by the end of December.