According to statistics, the fear of dog bites is continuously growing in Ghaziabad because fresh incidents are being recorded every day. Government figures show that more than 150 to 180 injections are administered every day and that 70 to 80 new cases of dog attacks are reported every day.
Bhavtosh Shankhadhar, the chief medical officer in Ghaziabad, remarked, “We are pleading with the public to seek medical attention right once if they are bitten by a dog since, once infected, rabies makes it hard for the victim to survive. Therefore, do not conceal it and instead come in for treatment when necessary. All health facilities are providing rabies shots, and government hospitals have also made preparations.
Earlier, a 14-year-old kid in Ghaziabad died of rabies after concealing a dog bite from his parents for more than a month out of fear.”