After complaints that the agency responsible for carrying out sterilisation of dogs had not worked for seven days, Municipal Commissioner Lalit Siwatch called an emergency meeting with MC officials to discuss the matter on Friday following which Rakesh Aggarwal, general secretary of Lok Sarvhitkari Society, and social activist Vijay God were also called for the same.Meanwhile, the MC contacted the Chandigarh agency carrying out sterilisation for a replacement. The MC has decided to issue a final notice to the agency.
Executive officer O P Sihag said, “Chief sanitary inspector and committee member Rakesh Aggarwal informed us that the contractor of the firm was not responding to calls. In view of the seriousness of the issue, it was decided that a final notice be issued to the agency to rescind the contract.” He added that there was a possibility to approach other firms for sterilisation.To get rid of stray dog menace, the MC has decided to engage research scholar Lt Col (retd) Harish Tiwari
In a meeting held under the presidentship of MC Commissioner Lalit Siwach, research scholar and consultant on rabies Lt Col (Dr) Harish Tiwari (retd) was a special invitee. Dr Tiwari will find out the total number of stray dogs in several wards of the city. The scholar from an Australian university will do a complete survey, which will include photographic survey of the dogs and places where they roam around, to curb the menace in a systematic manner. The report will include various parameters such as male/ female, sterilised/unsterilised number of dogs etc.
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