The City Government of Mati through the City Veterinary Office headed by Dr. Marites Linsag-Erispe conducts the National Rabies Awareness Month at Mati Socio-Cultural Center, Brgy. Sainz, City of Mati.
In the observance, the office provided free anti rabies vaccination, vitamin and mineral supplements, castration, and disease treatment and consultation to responsible pet owners.
In his message delivered by City Administrator Engr. Joel A. Capalit, Mayor Carlo urges his constituents to have their pets, especially dogs and cats, vaccinated since prevention is our first line of defense from being infected with rabies.
Meanwhile, Assistant City Health Officer Dr. Maribeth G. Hiponia and Rabies Prevention and Control Program Coordinator Clyde Barnes explain the importance of proper awareness regarding rabies since it is extremely perilous and may result to death if unattended or ignored.
To address this concern, the city government is proud to say that the Animal Bite Treatment Center located at City Health Office, Madang, Brgy. Central, City of Mati is performing 100% quality service per Department of Health XI assessment conducted last March 18, 2016.
Animal Bite Center started its services on 2013. More than thousand patients had been served already in the said center, fortunately, no rabies infected had been recorded. 2 more years of continuing information and education against this infection would eventually make Mati a rabies free city.