In another case of dog menace, stray dogs were seen roaming freely in Hardoi's District Hospital. Uttar Pradesh has recently been plagued by dog menace, with over 14 incidents of wild dogs attacking children taking place alone in Sitapur. The patients and accompanying relatives are equally scared for their wellbeing in the presence of these stray dogs. People at the hospital said, "We are scared, but if we complain to the staff they ask us to just shoo away the dogs ourselves." Dr SP Gautam, Chief Medical Officer said, "We have taken cognizance of it and have deployed staff to not let this happen again."