81 dogs bite every day in Goa

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 03 April 2013 16:31 IST

Dog bites are on rise in Goa, with over 80 bites taking place on an average every day.

As per the information supplied by health minister Laxmikant Parsekar, total 29,491 dog bite cases have been reported in 2012 all over Goa.

Replying to reply to the unstarred question asked by St Cruz MLA Babush Monseratte, 691 such dog bite cases have been treated at the Goa Medical College.

Parsekar has also given a figure of 28,800 dog bite cases reported at different government hospitals and health centres all over Goa.

The number of cases treated at private hospitals or clinics has not been supplied.

The average of cases reported at government hospitals itself comes to 81 dog bites per day.

Parsekar however said the anti-rabbis injections are supplied free of cost at the government health centres. 

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