GTB Hospital: Vaccine is sufficient, but there seems to be a long line
The menace of stray dogs in Yamunapar area is such that 300 to 400 cases of dog bites come daily in GTB Hospital alone. This is the reason why people have to wait in long queues for injections. It takes one and a half to two hours for their shift to arrive. The hospital administration says that from 8 in the morning people line up to get injections. Then after 2 pm there is a long line. The line is so long that people stand in line till 5 pm. Hospital administration says that after 2 pm most of the school children come for injection. While returning after school, they are attacked by stray dogs. Although there is no shortage of rabies injection in the hospital. But the cases are so high that there is a crowd of people.
Safdarjung Hospital: There was not much crowd outside the clinic
Anti-rabies vaccine injections are available at the Dog Bite Clinic of Safdarjung Hospital, which comes under the Central Government. This dog bite clinic is situated on the ground floor near OPD. Anti-rabies vaccine injections are done here from 11 am to 4 pm. There was not much crowd outside the clinic. Mohammad Atiq, a resident of Neb Sarai, said that his 10-year-old son was bitten by a dog a few days back. First he got vaccinated in emergency. After that, the injection of anti-rabies vaccine was done in the OPD clinic. His child got the second dose on Wednesday. But he forgot to bring the mask, so the doctor refused to vaccinate him. According to the hospital administration, 350 to 400 cases are coming here daily. About 350 cases had come on Wednesday, while 450 cases had come on Tuesday.
LNJP also takes 110 to 130 doses daily
Dr. Ritu Saxena, head of LNJP’s emergency department, told that there are two ways of vaccination. In an emergency, whenever the patient comes here day or night, they get vaccinated immediately. Second, the vaccine is given at the Dog Bite Clinic on OPD basis. Those who are given the first dose in emergency can take the subsequent dose in OPD. But if someone comes after OPD time, he also gets vaccinated in emergency. He told that on an average, 30 to 40 doses are taken in emergency daily, while 110 to 120 doses are given in the clinic. On an average, more than 3 thousand doses are used every month in LNJP alone. Even at 4 o’clock in the evening, two patients had arrived for the vaccine in the emergency in the hospital, who were given the vaccine after the token.
More than 3 thousand cases a month in Harishchandra Hospital
There is currently no shortage of dog bite vaccine at Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra Hospital in Narela. Here the patients coming to the hospital from the fixed schedule are getting all the injections of anti-rabies vaccine easily. All the injections are being given as per the prescription given by the doctor. Vaccine is usually being given here on OPD basis, but those who are arriving late have to go to the casualty and get the vaccine. Dr. Sushil Kumar, Medical Superintendent of the hospital said that there is no shortage of anti-rabies injection in the hospital. On an average 100 to 120 patients are vaccinated every day, mostly dog bite patients. Last month, 3393 patients were given vaccine dose in February while 3236 in January.
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