Issue of canine terror raised in RS

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New Delhi, Apr 29 (UNI) The issue of a different kind of terrorism-- terror spread by stray dogs--was raised in the Rajya Sabha today with members expressing concern at the non-availability of anti-rabies vaccines in Delhi hospitals.

The issue was raised during the Zero Hour by Shahid Siddiqui of the Samajwadi Party who expressed concern at media reports this morning that a boy bitten by stray dogs, was rejected at six hospitals because one of them did not have the vaccines while others said he did not fall under their jurisdiction.

Mr Siddiqui said women and children were the main victims of dog bites and such incidents were common in Delhi and Bangalore.

He urged the Union Health Ministry to make the availability of anti-rabies vaccines in hospitals a priority and also sterilise stray dogs.

''It is terror...Because of this terror spread by stray dogs, old people were finding it risky to go on a morning walk,'' he said amid laughter by the members.

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