As told by Dr. Jhapat Bahadur Thapa, MBBS
Recently, a rabid dog entered one of the villages about an hour away. Four children, aged five to ten years old, were bitten. The dog also bit a buffalo calf and another dog. The children were brought to Nyaya’s clinic for treatment. Our health assistant Udayji cleaned the wounds and provided tetanus vaccinations. The clinic is stocked with anti-rabies vaccine from the government. Since the clinic did not have the full twenty doses necessary to complete the five-dose course for all the children, a father of one of the victims volunteered to walk to the government’s central supply in Achham, an eight hour walk each way. For all children, Nyaya was able to provide the first shot just one day after the children were first bitten. The children have been coming regularly to Nyaya’s clinic to complete the full course of anti-rabies vaccination. To date, no children have shown any sequelae of the attack.