MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
COPPERBELT Province has recorded 1,437 cases of dog bites from January to date with permanent secretary Elias Kamanga urging the veterinary department
and local authorities to join hands to ensure the problem is addressed.
Mr Kamanga is concerned at the high number of people that are being bitten by dogs in the province.
Speaking during a provincial integration meeting in Kitwe yesterday, Mr Kamanga said the veterinary department and local authorities should work together to address the problem.
“There has been an increase in the number of dog-bites in the province and I think the health directorate, working with councils and the veterinary department, should brainstorm and see how best we can overcome this issue,” he said.
Mr Kamanga, however, is happy with the health surveillance system in the province despite the province not recording any single case of cholera, polio, yellow fever, and Ebola.