Berhampur, September 28 (LocalWire): Students and nurses of MKCG Medical College and the doctors of the Community Medicine Department on Saturday conducted a rally to create awareness about the anti-rabies vaccine.
The rally was held on the occasion of the World Rabies Day organised by the Community Medicine Department, in collaboration with the Urban Health and Training Center, Ankuli here.
It was also joined by the junior resident doctors of the department.
“An animal bite victim can save one’s life with timely use of the anti-rabies vaccine.
Our main aim is to create awareness among the people to take the anti-rabies vaccine in time before they become rabies patients that may prove fatal,” community medicine head of the department Durga Madhab Satapathy said.
The awareness rally assumed significance as the hospital receives an average of 50 victims of animal bite every day.
“Most of the animal bite victims coming to the medical college are cases of a dog bite, followed by the monkey and cat bite cases,” Abhisekh Panda, a junior resident in the department, said.
He further informed that majority of the dog bite cases come from urban areas, while in some rural areas the cases of attack by wild boar, bear, and jackal have also been reported to the medical college.