A 24-year-old man from Nawabshah named Nadeem died of rabies as a result of dog-bite wound at Karachi’s Indus Hospital (TIH) on Tuesday.
According to the hospital, it was the second case of dog-bite incident that resulted in death in less than a week.
“The first death was of a six-year-old boy, Mustafa, from Garden, Karachi, who was bitten by a dog on May 3 and died on May 21,” Dawn quoted sources from the hospital.
The hospital sources further added that case histories gathered from their families showed that both the patients received improper and inadequate treatment at government hospitals.
On the other side, Nadeem was bitten by a dog on forehead in Nawabshah and was taken to the district’s hospital where doctors misdiagnosed his case and treated him for diarrhoea.
However, when he later developed signs of rabies, Nadeem was taken to other medical facilities where he finally breathed his last on Tuesday.
The experts at TIH told Dawn that neither of the dog-bite victims was provided rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) earlier, which is a very crucial a life-saving medicine in that case.
Last year, around 150,000 dog-bite cases were registered at hospitals across the province, according to the data released by the Sindh Health Department.