By Ambrose Kweronda
A 48 year old woman in Rukungiri District is stranded with two grandchildren who were bitten by a dog.
Peace Atushabira a resident of Rwakiiru village in Masya Parish, Nyakagyeme Sub County, Rukungiri District says that her grandsons met their fate on February 10th 2021.
According to Peace the dog which belongs to one of the residents Byamukama Bandangakyi on the fateful day bit four children and a pig. She adds that one child later passed on while the pig succumbed to the dog bites.
Atushabira who is seeking for her grandsons’ treatment at case clinic told www.mknewslink.com reporter that she has sold most of her belongings to save their lives though she now seem to have come closer to failure.
She reveals that all her several appeals to Bandangakyi (the dog owner) to usher assistance have fallen on deaf ears and neither is he willing to kill the dog that is terrorizing the community.
“We used traditional herbs at first thinking that all would be okay but ever since one of the victims died, I thought it wise to rush mine to the hospital though am about to fail on catering for their medical bills” Atushabira narrated.
George Mbihwireho the village Chairperson confirmed that it’s true the dog bit several children in his village stressing that he advised their parents to them to hospital which others ignored.
“The issue is already at Police, they hunting for Bandangakyi who is currently in Kampala to at least find a solution to the said pet” Mbihwireho pointed out.
Dr. Dickson Akansasira of Doctor’s Case Medicals where Atushabira’s grandsons are receiving treatment says each rabies dose tends to be expensive given its cost and maintenance.
Dr. Akansasira told our reporter that rabies can stay dormant in human body for about 10 months.
He thus advises the Public to always rush the dog bite victims to hospitals for quick medical attention since the bites can lead to death
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