‘26 people died of rabies last year’ | Daily News


 

‘26 people died of rabies last year’

Health and Veterinary Services Director L.D. Kithsiri has confirmed that 26 persons died of rabies last year.

He was speaking at a public seminar on rabies which was held in Bingiriya, recently.

There are around three million dogs in Sri Lanka and of them, around 61,000 females are sterilised annually, for which the government had spent Rs.100 million in 2019.

Furthermore, around 250,000 people had been treated for dog bites at state hospitals last year, for which the government had spent Rs.35 million.


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