Now dogs maul doctor
Medical fraternity aghast
Srinagar, Apr 27: The stray dogs seem to be hell bent to keep their terror alive on humans in this summer Capital where everyday scores fell prey to the deadly bites while the National Conference led government continues to be mum.
Call it fate or coincidence, but in the latest the dogs have mauled a medico from the department, which treats the bite victims at SMHS Hospital. And this victim was mauled right outside the hospital.
Witnesses said Dr Parwaiz Ahmed son of Muhammad Anwar of Tangmarg was attacked when he was trying to cross the road outside the Causality section of the hospital at Karan Nagar.
Though the medico tried his best to escape, his left leg finally fell victim to multiple bites.
This victim, like most other cases, could only be rescued when other people came to his rescue and dared to chase away the stray packs.
This 32-year-old medico doing House Job at the Surgery Department, which mostly administers dog bite cases in the odd hours, was rushed in as a patient for something which he had been treating.
“This deadly attack on our colleague may be a laughing stock for the government which has been silent over the dog issue… For all logical reasons it was revenge from the canines against the saviors,” shouted some doctors at the SMHS Anti Rabies Clinic (ARC), while Dr Parwaiz was given the second shot of vaccination, vide MRD No 496288.
When contacted the ARC Incharge, Dr Shehnaaz confirmed the medico was a victim of the deadliest, Category III bite, which can cause incurable rabies.
President Doctors Association of Kashmir, Dr Nisar Ul Hassan said the growing attacks of dogs on humans, particularly children shows callous attitude of the authorities towards the summer Capital.
“If a bite victim gets rabies there’s no cure and the patient dies a painful death… The only remedy is prevention from bites, which obviously means prevention from dogs,” Dr Nissar told Greater Kashmir.
The news of medico falling prey to dog bites went viral, instantly on phones and social networking websites.
A Facebook wall post by Dr Showkat Shah, a medico triggered fresh debate on solution to dog menace, over one lakh of whom are on prowl in Srinagar while the National Conference led government recently said the accurate figure is: 91,110.
“As there are innumerable dog bite cases with worst sufferers being children, I think instead of sterilization of ferocious dogs, SMC should start tooth removal of dogs.
As sterilization can prevent only dog multiplication and rabies in the long run but cannot prevent the severe grievous injuries caused by long and sharp flesh loving canine teeth. Do you have any other best solution to save oneself from dog bite?” Dr Shah questioned.
And then it was a fission reaction with most speaking their heart out against dog menace which has been breaking all records of attacks on humans in Srinagar.
But then a query on “mischievous elements trying to morph pictures and videos to show that dogs were being ill treated and even killed” got a slapping reply.
“Its better to cut their tongue, who are resorting to such a cheap kind of acts to gain money out of dog business,” reacted a surgeon who recently treated mauled kids at the ARC.
“Ones heart goes out in pain when we see these little victims crying,” he added.
Pertinently at a time when dogs have unleashed terror with alteast 51 people felling prey to their teeth in a day, earlier this week, some miscreants are believed to be trying to give a twist to the issue by morphing videos and pictures.
“This they are doing to gain attention of animal rights organizations to pool financial resources for million dollar construction of pounds where the male of the dog specie could be sterilized,” said an observer who has been closely watching the activities of such elements.
But a million dollar question posed last year by the then Chief Justice FM Ibraheem Kalifullah remains unanswered: Will a dog stop biting after sterilization?
Lastupdate on : Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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