NBGS gets anti-rabies vaccines

Dogs owners are told to raise 2,000 Pounds as a vaccination fee for each dog in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

There have been reports of dog bites in parts of the state this year.

A tally from the Ministry of Health shows that 746 cases of dog bites were recorded between the months of January and August.

As a result, the health authorities secured anti-rabies vaccines from health partners.

The director general in the Ministry – Samuel Ajiing Uguak – told Akol Yam FM that they decided to charge fees due to dogs’ aggressive behaviors during vaccination.

“We are doing this because the Ministry of Health doesn’t have the vaccines to handle our staff who might fall victim to dog attacks,” said Ajiing.

“So, it is the same us vaccinating the dogs but if the dogs bit our staff, we will be the ones to vaccinate the person.”

Samuel said the forthcoming campaign, which will start on the 8 November, is targeting dogs with owners while for homeless dogs will be handled separately later.