Rabies prevention app available now

Dr Sim (centre) officiates at the launch the World Rabies Day 2021 Sarawak event; while (from left) Lo and Dr Adrian look on.

KUCHING: Members of the public can now report animal bite incidents on the recently launched mobile application called the Rabies App.

The app, developed by Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Bhd (SDEC), was launched by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas who was represented by Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian at the World Rabies Day 2021 Sarawak hybrid virtual event held at Tegas Digital Innovation Hub yesterday (Oct 2).

In the app, the public can also report other cases concerning stray animals or suspected rabid cases.

Besides that, the app also provides users important information on rabies prevention and how to be a responsible pet owner.

Other than that, the app also has a feature where the public can store their pets’ information such as its ID, license, microchip number, name and others.

The Rabies App is now available and can be downloaded through the Google Play Store for Android users or App Store for Apple users.

At the same time, the event also included the announcement of the Rabies Awareness Digital Poster Competition winners as well as a recap on the Rabies Virtual Run.

World Rabies Day is celebrated every Sept 28 to raise awareness on rabies prevention. This year’s World Rabies Day theme is ‘Rabies: Facts, Not Fear’.

Also present were Department of Veterinary Services Sarawak (DVSS) director Dr Adrian Susin Ambud and Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang who is also Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman.