IndiaAim to prevent deaths due to pestilence: Minister Veena George

Aim to prevent deaths due to pestilence: Minister Veena George


Highlight:

  • No matter how loyal a dog or other animal may bite, it should not be taken lightly
  • The goal of sustainable development is to reach zero by the year 2030
  • If a dog bites, it should be taken to a government hospital as soon as possible

Thiruvananthapuram: As September 28 is World Rabies Day, Health Minister Veena George has said that the aim is to prevent deaths due to pee poisoning. The goal of sustainable development is to reduce the number of deaths due to toxins in the world to zero by 2030.

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The pest control program is being formulated and implemented in India as well. Strong action is being taken against the plague in the state as well. The Minister said that through the coordinated efforts of various departments and strong awareness, efforts are being made to reduce the incidence of animal bites and prevent deaths due to pests and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal by zeroing the number of deaths due to pests by 2030.

Rabies: The message of World Rabies Day 2021 is ‘Know the facts and avoid fear’ (RABIES: FACTS, NOT FEAR). Know the scientific facts, pass them on to others, and enable disease control through scientific principles. It is important to know the basic principles of the spread of the disease and take preventive measures without paying attention to unscientific propaganda.

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No matter how loyal a dog or other animal may bite, it should not be taken lightly, even if the wound is not serious. First, wash the bitten area thoroughly with soap. Fat is high in the germs of pee poisoning. Washing with soap removes 99% of the germs.

If a dog bites, it should be taken to a government hospital as soon as possible. IDRV and immunoglobulin treatments are given depending on the severity of the injury. IDRV Available free of charge at all government health facilities. Immunoglobulin is available in all government medical colleges and selected district and general hospitals.

Dogs are very attuned to humans, but are more likely to bite if they are frightened or angered. Harassment can increase aggression, especially when the animal is eating, being locked up in a cage, sleeping, being sick, or engaging in child care. Keep away from animals in such cases. Make sure your pet is vaccinated.

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Vaccination, breeding control and protection of stray dogs should be carried out in collaboration with the Local Self Government Department, Animal Husbandry Department and voluntary organizations. Awareness programs will be strengthened in coordination with the Department of Health, the Department of Education and the Department of Animal Husbandry.

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