Thiruvananthapuram: The rabies vaccine will no longer be free for everyone in the state. The new decision of the Health Department is that, henceforth, free vaccines will only be available for BPL card holders.
Meanwhile, reports of stray dog attacks are increasing in the state. A one-and-a-half-year-old boy was seriously injured in an attack by a stray dog in Panur, Kannur. Even recently, there was a stray dog attack in Thrissur too. The new decision of the government was taken in spite of these incidents.