Over 30,000 dog bite incidents reported in six years

30,711 dog bite cases have been reported at a Srinagar hospital during the last six years, the government said Monday, adding the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has been working to tackle the situation.

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Asiea Naqash told the Legislative Council that 30,711 dog bite cases were registered at an anti-rabies clinic at the SMHS hospital in Srinagar from 2012-13 to 2017-18 up to September.

She was replying to the call attention motion of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLC Zafar Iqbal Manhas, according to news agency PTI.

Of these 7,000 cases were registered in 2012-13, followed by 6,041 cases in 2013-14, 4,917 cases in 2014-15, 5,100 cases in 2015-16, 5,120 cases in 2016-17 and 2,533 cases in 2017-18 up to September, Naqash said.

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