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150 dog bite cases a day in Sukraraj Hospital

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KATHMANDU — As the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) plans to crackdown in the street dog menace in the capital city, the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) records showed it sees at least 150 cases of dog bite every day.

Of the total 200 patients who visit the hospital daily, 150 cases are related to dog bites, according Hospital Director, Dr Kedar Prasad Century.

He pointed finger at the failure to control the dogs in the streets of Kathmandu for the increase in such cases. Programmes undertaken, in coordination with KMC, to control street dogs have not been effective, he added.

Last year at least four persons, who were bitten by dogs, died of rabies. dog bites. They were diagnosed with rabies’ symptoms when they had arrived at the hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the snake bite related cases in the hospital are recorded as five per day on an average.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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