Focus on KMC’s sterilization drive after dog deaths

KOLKATA: Around 15 stray dogs have died and quite a few them have long gone lacking from areas in south Kolkata ever since the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) started a sterilization power in March. A section of KMC councillors has prepared a preliminary report at the number mismatch and has demanded a detailed probe into it.





Data available from seven KMC wards in south Kolkata and its fringes reveals that stray dogs picked up from Dhakuria, Chetla, Netaji Nagar, Naktala, Patuli, New Garia and Bijoygarh have become sufferers of ‘carelessness’ of a KMC workforce of officials who are related to the sterilization programme. Though the exact collection of lacking dogs from these kind of areas is not recognized, an estimate prepared through councillors puts the number at 50.

Apart from KMC councillors, citizens of large areas of south Kolkata have additionally been knocking at the doors of the well being division most sensible brass to inquire in regards to the lacking dogs from their respective localities.


Sreerampore Road resident Anita Chowdhury found out that two stray dogs which she used to care for had long gone lacking from her locality three weeks in the past. Chowdhury lodged a grievance with Patuli police station, but the cops referred the case to the well being division. Unable to get any information, the homemaker went to an area Trinamool Congress chief and asked him to assist her seek for the dogs.


Of the 8 dogs picked up from Tollygunge executive quarters through the well being division, three died and four were returned sick. Similarly, at Raipur in Layelka space, six dogs were picked up for sterilization. “Of these, one died and four were brought back once they fell ill. When I inquired in regards to the reason why of the dog’s dying, the KMC officials may now not give a proof,” alleged Debasish Mukherjee, the RSP councillor of the realm (ward 99).


Mukherjee on Friday submitted an inventory of the collection of dogs that had died to Atin Ghosh, mayor-in-council member overseeing the well being division. Mukherjee additionally felt there was something suspicious in regards to the spending of budget for the power. “We have received an inventory of about 2,600 dogs that the well being division claimed to have brought underneath the sterilization programme. We have our doubts and insist a ward-wise collection of dogs which were sterilized,” Mukherjee stated.


Atin Ghosh stated he had no details about unnatural deaths of dogs picked up for the power. “I will be able to search a report from the well being division and simplest then can I remark,” he stated.
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