Chandigarh mayor, Asha Jaswal, inaugurated an anti- rabies vaccination camp for stray dogs at a community centre in sector 18, yesterday.
The president of FOSWAC (Family Of Special Weapons Atomic Contractor), Baljinder Singh Bittu, and other office bearers of some of its affiliated Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) were present.
During the camp, awareness pamphlets were distributed among the residents and visitors.
The Chandigarh mayor said:
“These camps will be held every week in different sectors, colonies and villages of the city. These camps are being organized since 2010 as an effort to reduce rabies incidence among stray dogs. This programme was in addition to the sterilization and vaccination of stray dogs.”
She requested people to join hands with the Municipal Corporation to control rabies by helping the team of dog catchers in their respective areas during the vaccination programme.
Camps will be held at prominent places
These camps would be held at prominent places like busy market areas for more confidence building in the public, said mayor.
The date and place of vaccination camp and awareness material will be distributed to the residents through religious places. And the resident’s welfare associations would be informed at least one week before the camp to invite more participation from the people.
Yesterday, the team vaccinated 22 stray dogs in Sector 18.
Reference: The Indian Express
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