150,000 dog bite cases reported in Sindh this year
KARACHI: Karachi saw the highest number of dog-bite cases, numbering at 17,800. As many as 150,000 dog-bite cases were registered at hospitals across the province from January 1 to September 30, data released by the Sindh Health Department.
Naushero Feroze reported 13,000 dog-bite cases, Khairpur 12,500, Kashmore 11,400, Dadu 11,300, Qambar-Shahdadkot 9,100, Sanghar 8,000 and Umerkot 7,500.
Of all the cases registered in Karachi, 6,500 were reported at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, 6,000 at the Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital, 5,000 at the Indus Hospital, and 300 at other district hospitals.
The slums of Ibrahim Hyderi, Korangi, Surjani City, North Karachi, New Karachi, Baldia City, Orangi, Keamari, Mehmoodabad, Liaquatabad, Federal Area B, Sohrab Goth, Orangi and Golimar experienced the highest incidence of attacks by stray dogs, with children and the elderly are the most common victims.
Meanwhile, Tharparkar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Tando Muhammad Khan and Sukkur reported fewer cases so far, according to the health department. A total of 195,761 dog bites were registered in Sindh in 2019.