Official reports indicate that 16 people were attacked by stray dogs in Villianur on Tuesday, 13 in Lawspet on Wednesday, three on the Pondicherry University campus on Thursday.
As per a 2018 census, there are around 58,000 stray dogs in Chennai. A comprehensive census in the city is overdue since 2022.
Reports claiming 11 lakh children missed first measles vaccine in 2022 'inaccurate': Health ministry
There have been some media reports alleging that an estimated 11 lakh children in India missed their first measles vaccine dose in 2022 according to a report from WHO and CDC.
Dr Singh said that India has plans to increase the scope of the HPV vaccination by expanding its use to additional states.
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Speaking to media persons, Radhakrishnan said the camp, which will cconclude on November 26, is aimed at vaccinating at least 90 lakh cattle against foot and mouth disease (FMD).
The international regulatory agency, World Organisation for Animal Health, has recently approved India’s efforts.
The latest variants—BA.2.86 and EG.5—have surfaced globally.While no such cases have yet been reported in India, health experts said caution shouldn’t be thrown to the winds.
All bark, no bite: Stray dog vaccination plans fall flat as local bodies fail to submit project proposals
It is learnt that hardly 212 local self-government institutions of 941-gram panchayats, 152 block panchayats, 14 district panchayats, 87 municipalities, and six corporations have submitted the project
According to the district medical officer in charge, Ernakulam, Dr K K Asha, the first phase of the campaign held in August was a success.
Meanwhile, Unicef has intensified the awareness drive to educate households, address factors influencing vaccine resistance and mobilise the families for the vaccination.
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Dr Shine Kumar, a chief veterinary officer in Kollam, highlighted challenges faced in the district, which has over 59,000 stray dogs, the highest count in Kerala.
While 43 per cent of ageing adults stated they did not think they needed adult vaccines because they were not at risk of falling ill.
In order to achieve measles and rubella elimination within the timeline, districts have been categorised as high, medium and low priority based on a composite index.
The drive has been planned with a special focus on areas where immunization sessions have not been conducted.
The debate on stray dog menace began when the officials proposed a Memorandum of Understanding with a private organisation to implement vaccination at a cost of Rs 1,350 each for 12,000 stray dogs.
Centre informed the parliament that all Co-WIN APIs for both government and private sector were deactivated immediately thus completely restricting Co-WIN access.
Animal Husbandry Minister J Chinchu Rani said that vaccination and license will be made mandatory for domestic dogs in the state.
President Droupadi Murmu conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards for 2022 and 2023 on Thursday.