Almost 21 dog bite cases were brought to Jinnah hospital Karachi between 8 pm Friday and 8 am Saturday.
The patients’ ages ranged from two years to 70 years. The majority of the cases were from the Lines Area, Shah Faisal Colony and Korangi.
Dr Seemin Jamali, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Executive Director and in-charge of the hospital’s emergency ward, said
“8,800 people had been given the anti-rabies vaccine since January. Nine people have died of rabies at the hospital.”
According to the district health information sysytem, the total number of dog bite cases reached 122,566 across Sindh. The highest number of the dog bite victims are reported from Dadu, Kamber and Naushero Feroze districts, where cases had crossed the 10,000 mark.
The death toll from rabies has reached 19 in Sindh this year.
On Wednesday, the Sindh High Court said hat anyone is allowed to catch stray dogs in the province. The local government and health secretaries were ordered to present their reports on October 22 regarding the work they’ve done in this regard.