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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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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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