Sindh govt fails to control stray dogs

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–Two more children bitten by dogs in Ghotki

KARACHI/GHOTKI: The Sindh government campaign for the elimination of stray dogs across the province is only ‘limited to name’ as no work regarding the matter has started as yet.

According to details, certain welfare trusts are making efforts in eliminating stray dogs without any support from the Sindh government.

On September 20, the provincial government announced to start a campaign for the elimination of stray dogs across the province.

“All District, Union Councils, Metropolitan Corporations should immediately launch a campaign to cull stray dogs,” said a notification released by Sindh Local Government Department.

The step has been taken over the day-by-day increase in dog bite cases across the province. Earlier on September 17, a minor boy who was bitten by a stray dog died of rabies in Larkana.

STRAY DOGS INJURE TWO CHILDREN:

The number of victims of stray dogs attack continues to rise as two more children were injured by stray dogs here on Sunday.

The incident took place in Ubauro area of district Ghotki where stray dogs bit two children injuring them severely.

The injured children were shifted to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital where according to hospital sources the hospital has been facing a shortage of anti-rabies vaccines for the past six months.

The hospital staff further stated that several letters have been sent to the health ministry over lack of anti-rabies vaccines but they didn’t respond.

Families of the affected children said that doctors told them to take their children to Sadiqabad or Rahim Yar Khan. “We are poor people and can’t bear expenses for traveling.”

It is worth mentioning here that during the past few months, dozens of cases of dog attacks were reported in the province.