World Rabies Day observed across Nagaland
Dimapur, Sep. 28 (EMN): The department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services commemorated ‘World Rabies Day’ by conducting free anti-rabies vaccination camps across the state on September 28 on the theme ‘One health, zero death.’
Chümoukedima: Joining the rest of the world, Chümoukedima district observed ‘World Rabies Day’ on September 28 at the Chümoukedima town council (CTC) hall on the theme ‘One health, zero deaths.’
Speaking on the occasion, the ADC of Chümoukedima and administrator of CTC, Dr. Kuzo Vadeo, advised the pet owners to avail the opportunities provided by the government from time to time and reminded them on the importance of going for follow up for the benefit of the pets and the public as well. He thanked the Veterinary department for organising the programme to mark the World Rabies Day.
The ADC, who is also a veterinary doctor, flagged off the vaccination camp by administering the first dose to a labrador pet.
The chief veterinary officer of Chümoukedima, Dr. E Kepfoh, informed that there is no specific treatment for rabies once the symptoms appear. He, therefore, emphasised on the importance of giving rabies injection to the pets for prevention.
Altogether, 150 pets got vaccinated during the programme.
Wokha: In Wokha, the event was held at the veterinary hospital wherein the deputy director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Dr. E Mhonlumi Lotha, spoke on rabies and its preventive measures. Mhonlumi stated that though there was no treatment for rabies but is preventable through vaccination.
She had advocated on periodical vaccination in order to keep the disease at bay. She further added that in case of a dog bite, one should not kill the animal but restrain the dog for 10 days for observation and report to the nearest veterinary hospital for investigation.
Around 250 pet dogs were administered free anti-rabies vaccination.
Kiphire: The chief veterinary officer of Kiphire, Dr. Wezolo Sami, stated that World Rabies Day is observed to promote the fight against rabies, raise awareness on its prevention and celebrate the achievements the world has made against this deadly disease. Dr. Wezolo also mentioned that rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease that is spread to people through the saliva of an infected animal.
To mark the day, a free anti-rabies vaccination camp was conducted wherein a total of 50 dogs were vaccinated.
Tuensang: Commemorating the World Rabies Day, a free vaccination drive for pet dogs was conducted at Old Medical Ward B in Tuensang town.
Speaking on the occasion, the veterinary assistant surgeon, Dr. Aojongshi, explained on the importance of vaccination for pet dogs to ensure safety for human beings.
Peren: In Peren, the World Rabies Day 2022 was celebrated at Peren town hall, wherein the chief veterinary officer, Dr. Namsui Thou, has highlighted on the importance to avoid rabies and the precautionary measures and steps to prevent the disease. Dr. Thou also advised the gathering to be cautious with their pets to lessen rabies infections.
Dr. Lhuveta, VAS of Peren, spoke on the theme, while VAS Tening, Dr. Suiyipeube, shared the importance of housing and vaccination procurement.
Other highlights included administering free anti-rabies vaccination and distribution of kuroiler chicks and feed to the participants.