At least six persons including three students were injured after they were attacked by stray dogs in Trehgam town of Kupwara on Monday.
A pack of stray dogs pounced on school going children injuring three of them. A woman and youth, who rushed to rescue the children were also attacked by dogs, local said.
The injured were evacuated to Primary Health Centre Trehgam for treatment but due to non-availability of sufficient stock of anti-rabies vaccine, a few of them later visited Kupwara sub-district hospital.
“The health center here is running short of anti-rabies vaccine, which poses a grave danger to lives of dog-bitten people. Two injured received the vaccine here yesterday and rest had to visit Kupwara for the same,” Tanvir Ahmad, a local said.
The locals alleged that Kupwara Municipal committee has failed to deal with the stray dogs menace posing grave dangers to the human lives especially school going children and women.
“Dozens of dogs are roaming in the town posing grave dangers to human lives. Their number has increased manifold over past years but the local municipal committee is doing nothing to deal with the menace,” Manzoor Ahmad, a Trehgam resident said.
Block Medical Oficer Trehgam, Dr Nisar Ahmad said vaccines were made available for the injured in quick time.
“All dog bite cases were treated here. We made vaccine avaliable soon after we recieved the patients,” he added.