A migrant sleeping under a flyover in Zirakpur suffered serious injuries after being bitten on the nose by stray dogs. His colleagues took him to the government hospital in Dhakoli for treatment, where no doctor opened the hospital door. As a result, this morning, he received treatment at a private hospital. City residents are expressing anger against the officials posted in Zirakpur due to the increasing incidents of attacks by stray dogs in the area.
Locals complain that despite officials claiming to initiate the hospital built in Bhabat every day, the dog hospital has been neglected for the past seven years. Shiv Bachchan, son of Sumai and a resident of Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, shared details about the incident. Sumai, a laborer without a home, sleeps under the Zirakpur flyover. He mentioned that after attending a friend’s party last night, where he consumed alcohol and meat, a stray dog bit his nose around 3 a.m. Although his companions took him to Dhakoli hospital, the doctors did not open the hospital door, leaving him untreated until this morning.
Stray dogs have become a significant concern throughout the Zirakpur area. In the last month, over a dozen people have fallen victim to dog attacks in the Baltana area. Previously, stray dogs had brutally attacked a four-year-old child in Mannat Enclave Phase-2. City residents are appealing to the administration, urging them to address the issue of stray dogs.
In a recent development, the government has awarded a tender to an organization called Kava for the sterilization of dogs. The hospital constructed in Bhabat, aligned with Kava’s requirements, is nearly completed. The Animal Welfare Board of India team is expected to conduct the final inspection of the hospital, following which the sterilization of dogs will commence immediately