Panaji, June 23: Goa has not reported a single rabies case in the last three years, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, making Goa the first rabies-free state in the country.
“We have now achieved 5,40,593 vaccinations against the rabies in dogs and educated nearly a lakh people in dog bite prevention across Goa as well as set up 24-hours rabies surveillance involving an emergency hotline and rapid response team for dog bite victims,” the Chief Minister told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. ‘Only COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Tourists Must Be Allowed in Goa’, Says State Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar
“We are happy to say that in the last three years, we have not had a single case of rabies in Goa,” Sawant said.
The task of rabies control has been carried out by Mission Rabies project, which is being run through a central government grant.
“The Mission Rabies organization is doing a lot of work with all the political leaders, panchayats and because of awareness created, we were able to achieve this target,” Sawant added.
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