GUWAHATI, Sept 25: On the occasion of World Rabies Day 2022, JBF (Just Be Friendly) has started conducting ‘Anti-Rabies Vaccination Drive’ in various places across north-east of India.
On the initial day, the program was undertaken in Bangora, Dhemaji, Gogamukh and Guwahati. JBF is also collaborating with other organisations and clinics along with State dispensaries of the respective districts to make the event successful.
JBF has been striving to combat the issue of rabies and has launched a campaign called ‘Rabies Control’. The primary goal of the initiative is to make the society rabies free by 2030. This effort has been implemented by JBF in numerous areas of India’s north-eastern states, notably in Guwahati, Assam.
One of the JBF’s main motives is animal birth control and vaccination of stray dogs against rabies disease. However, the drive included pets too.
During the vaccination program, free medical check-up was also provided. Dr Sashanka Sekhar Dutta, founder of JBF said, “The ultimate goal is to control and eliminate dog mediated rabies, which is one of the few communicable diseases that can be eliminated using currently available vaccines and tools for veterinary and public health interventions.”
Dr. Dutta also added that the vaccination program will continue till September 28. JBF will also be performing streetplays across Guwahati to create awareness towards rabies.