Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Anti-rabies vaccination conducted in Kohima


Lhisemia Youth Organisation (LYO) in collaboration with Veterinary Hospital Kohima organised a five-day anti-rabies vaccination drive at L. Khel jurisdiction, which concluded at Rüleizou colony, here on Friday. During the drive, over 600 dogs were vaccinated by the team of veterinarians led by veterinary surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth Yhome. Interacting with the media, LYO president Mhasimhalie Matthew Yhome said owing to the rise in dog population, the organisation felt the need to conduct the drive.
He thanked the veterinarians for agreeing to conduct the drive at Huruotsumia Zieke, L. Khel Indoor Stadium, Kruoliezou (Kohima College Campus) Phezoucha (Secretariat Junction) and at Rüleizou (near KMC truck parking).
He disclosed that LYO has taken up initiatives which include directives such as—dogs should be kept under leash, vaccinated, penalty for letting dogs loose, owners to take responsibility in the event of their dogs biting a person.
Mhasimhalie said the drive has covered over 1000 households and so far, no report of dog menace was reported. He informed that in case any colony wanted to conduct such drive, they could inform LYO to make the arrangements.
Veterinary surgeon, Dr. Elizabeth Yhome, said they have been conducting the drives all over Kohima for the past few months and that the vaccination was not just for dogs but cats as well.
She disclosed that people were now becoming more receptive on the need to keep their pets vaccinated and that no case of dog to human rabies transmission had been recorded in recent times. Dr. Elizabeth informed that in commemoration of India’s Independence, Veterinary Hospital Kohima would be conducting a free anti-rabies vaccination drive at the hospital premises on August 15, 9 am to 1 pm. In this regard, she requested all the pet owners to get their pets vaccinated.