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JPMC sets up special ward for dog-bite cases
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
 A special ward has been set up at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) hospital to deal with dog-bite incidents that have become common in many areas of the city.
According to JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali, around 20 to 25 dog-bite cases are reported daily at different city hospitals. In the past year,more than 6,300 dog-bite cases were reported in Jinnah hospital alone. In the past one-and-a-half month, more than 80 dog-bite incidents have been reported. This year, within a four month span, six people have died due to rabies caused because of a stray dog bite at Jinnah hospital.
Dr Jamali said that to contain the dog-bite incidents, immediate measures were needed and the city’s municipal bodies must wake up to address this issue.
The number of dog-bite incidents has increased with the rise in the population of stray dogs on the streets, but local authorities have failed to launch any campaign to eliminate this menace.
A mad dog bit 12 people in Korangi 5 on August 12 while 13 people were bitten by a stray dog in Landhi 2 on August 30 and five people in Korangi 5 on September 9 and 10 people in another area of Korangi on September 19 became victims of dog-bites. Furthermore, 20 children were bitten by a mad stray dog while playing outside in Korangi 2 and 10 people, including four men and three women who were taken to the hospital for immediate treatment and given vaccination, in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase I on October 1.
http://www.forumpakistan.com.pk/haspatal-f34.html
Residents fearing the increase in the population of stray dogs in the city regret that no action was being taken to eliminate stray dogs.