Shortage of vets hits dog sterilization programme

BHUBANESWAR: The canine sterilization programme in the city had gained pace in the run-up to the Men’s Hockey World Cup ultimate year. Around 1,500 dogs had been sterilized then. However, it lost its momentum in the aftermath of the international carrying tournament.
Sources stated the animal beginning keep an eye on (ABC) programme to test the inhabitants of stray dogs has taken a beating because of the shortage of veterinary medical doctors. At present, there are two veterinary medical doctors for the purpose. Therefore, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is in a position to operate on handiest 200 dogs in opposition to a target of sterilising 500 a month, the sources added.

Though the BMC had requested the state executive to depute four extra medical doctors, the sources stated, there was no development in this rely. As a end result, between September and December, a minimum of 4,000 dogs have taken beginning. Winter marks their mating season. BMC deputy commissioner P Khilar stated the town has around 20,000 stray dogs. “The ABC programme is going sluggish because of shortage of palms to operate on dogs. At least 500 dogs will have to go beneath the knife in a month. We hope that the federal government will depute the medical doctors in a month or two. We are in contact with the department concerned,” he added.

The BMC’s request follows an earlier letter from ABC guide at the housing and concrete construction division, M C Mishra, to the director of animal husbandry and veterinary services, Cuttack, soliciting for him to cancel the posting and resumption of deployment at the current position to hold forward the ABC programme.


The stray menace continues owing to the sluggish pace of sterilization. “If 1,000 dogs are sterilized in a month, the inhabitants will also be reduced significantly,” Sashibhusan Swain, nodal officer of the ABC programme, stated.


The city records about 35 canine chew instances each day. Motorists and pedestrians are the worst sufferers. Owing to the unchecked enlargement of inhabitants, the dogs also are seen loitering around in places of work, malls, faculty and college premises.


At present, the dogs are operated upon at a veterinary hospital in Saheed Nagar. Under the prevalent machine, it takes about two days to discharge the dogs from the hospital.


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