After the recent cases of dog bites, Municipal Corporation Mohali has decided to control the stray dog menace by hiring an Udgir-based NGO for the sterilisation of dogs. A stray dog menace continues to haunt residents of Mohali and from last few months, many cases of stray dog bites came in limelight. The number of cases is much higher and victims go to private hospitals or medical centers in Chandigarh for taking treatment.
Mohali MC To Hire Udgir-Based NGO
Previously, Municipal Corporation Mohali has floated a tender and invited applications from private companies and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) for carrying out sterilization of the dogs in April. This is done to stop the stray dog menace. But now after one month Mohali Municipal Corporation has decided to hire an Udgir-based NGO for the sterilisation of stray dogs. To start this process MC had earlier announced to set up another operation theater to speed up this process of sterilisation drive. To initiate this process MC has taken a step and requested the Mohali Deputy Commissioner for the counting of stray dogs.
Cost Decided For Dogs Sterilisation:
Finally, the Mohali Municipal Corporation has decided to hire an Udgir-based NGO for the sterilization of stray dogs and another operation theater has been also decided for this process. The cost for the sterilisation is also decided and MC has taken decision to pay them for the sterilisation of dogs Rs 1,020 for a dog and Rs 1,050 for a bitch. The MC is unaware about the number of stray dogs in the city and after getting the information sterilisation of dogs will be started soon.
Sterilisation Process Of Dogs:
To control the growing menace of stray dogs in the city MC has taken this decision. The problem is severe in many localities including Phase 2, Phase 3B2, Phase 11, Phase 7, Sector 70 and Phase 4. Sterilisation drive in a long-pending demand of the residents of these areas. To implement this NGO will take different steps like
The NGO will catch dogs,
Sterilise them and
Provide post-operative care,
Bear expenses of medicines,
Drop them at the pick-up point.
An agreement in this regard will be signed between the MC and the NGO in a day or two. The MC will provide them the required infrastructure, including cages and an operation theater. Notably, the sterilisation drive had come to a halt last month following the MC’s decision of hiring a new private player for the job.