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Dead puppies: KMC writes to NRS chief, Entally police to conduct impartial probe

Dead puppies: KMC writes to NRS chief, Entally police to conduct impartial probe

Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken a serious note of the incident where a garbage bag containing 16 dead puppies was found inside the campus of NRS hospital and written to the hospital superintendent and Entally police station to conduct an impartial probe into the matter and take strong steps against those who would be found guilty in the offence.

"We have written to the superintendent of the hospital mentioning if somebody associated with the hospital is found involved in the matter then they should not be spared," said Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh, who oversees the Health wing of the KMC.

Ghosh on Monday sent two teams to the hospital to take measures in sterilising or vaccinating stray dogs as per need to prevent rabies and also control the birth of animals. As per laws of animal conservation, the KMC cannot take away dogs to other places but they can sterilise or register anti-rabies vaccine to the animals. "We usually do not enter into institutions of health or other sectors on our own for vaccination of animals. But whenever they seek help from us, our team reaches there and after vaccination or sterilization, we drop them at the same place," an official of the KMC's health wing said.

The KMC has sterilised about 7,800 dogs and registered anti-rabies vaccine to 25,000 animals by holding two camps each in every ward till January 6. "Our fresh programme in this regard will start from March," Ghosh said. According to him, the steps taken have helped in preventing proliferation of the population and lessened the cases of rabies. The entire event has been conducted with the funds provided by the state Animal Husbandry department.

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