Kalabo records 12 dog bites in one month

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Kalabo records 12 dog bites in one month

Kalabo, February 13, ZANIS ——-A total of 12 dog bites have been recorded in Kalabo Township in the month of January, 2013.

This was revealed by Kalabo District Veterinary Officer Wilfred Chapabuku disclosed this during the Heads of Departments meeting that was held in the Council Chamber in Kalabo on Monday.

Dr Chapabuku told the meeting that was chaired by Kalabo district Commissioner Ireen Mate that all the twelve recorded dog bites were referred to the hospital for treatment and that his office has since requested for 3 000 doses of rabies vaccines from higher authorities.

He said that 12 dog bites in Kalabo Township alone in one month was too much and the council has since been called upon to quickly move in with the help of the Police to eliminate stray dogs in the township.

And Dr Chapabuku also said that he requested for eight Veterinary Assistants to man some Veterinary camps in Kalabo and that he needed seven radio communication equipments for the camps.

Dr Chapabuku said that four of his Veterinary Camps in Lueti, Kaluwe, Ngombe and Yuka were manned by Classified Daily Employees while four others in Sihole, Sikongo B, Ndoka and Kuuli have no officers manning them.

He said that the camps that needed radio communication equipments were Kaluwe, Lueti, Ng’uma, Sikongo, Sihole, Sishekanu and Kuuli.