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DODA: Department of Community Medicine Government Medical Colle Doda has committed to observing World Anti-Rabies Day with this year’s theme “Rabies: Facts, Don’t Be Afraid” in order to achieve the WHO target of zero rabies deaths by 2030.
The program was sponsored by Rector, GMC, Dr. Noor Ali visits; Administrative Officer, GMC, Joni Kumar; HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Suresh K. Kotwal; Responsible for the anti-rabies department, Dr. Imran Zaffer and other members of the community medicine department and paramedical students.
Through lectures, display boards, posters, and audiovisual presentations, paramedical students, general crowds, patients, their caregivers, companions, and staff of the OPD were made aware of rabies, the ways to prevent the disease and the steps to be followed after animal bite exposed.
Since the establishment of the anti-rabies section on July 3rd, 2021, all services relating to the management of animal bite cases have been provided for patients. The vaccine and serum are given to patients free of charge. Previous cases of animal bites have been referred to Jammu. With the establishment of a second anti-rabies department in the Jammu department at GMC Doda, patients can directly access treatment in their area.
In addition to the program at GMC Doda, similar programs have also been organized at UHTC Ghat and RHTC Bhalla. In addition, in the village of Arnora, Ghat, the Department of Community Medicine organized a medical camp to raise awareness about non-communicable diseases.