630 People Are Bitten by Dogs Every Day in Sindh: MPA

On average, 630 cases of dog-bites are reported every day in Sindh. This was revealed by an MPA of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) in the Sindh Assembly.

Firdaus Shamim Naqvi, the opposition leader in Sindh, quoted the numbers collected by the health department on October 21.

According to the health department’s report, around 186,579 people have been bitten by stray dogs across the province in the last ten months. As of today, the figure is expected to have crossed 200,000.

When contacted, the director-general for health services in Sindh, Dr. Masood Solangi, said the numbers mentioned in the report only represent reported cases. The actual number of cases may be twice as high.

At least half the victims never show up at hospitals and are treated by quacks, local private doctors, or pirs.

While the issue has become severe in the past couple of months, the absence of rabies vaccine in government hospitals has made it even worse. The Sindh government, as always, is turning a deaf ear to this grave public issue.

The problem has become the latest bone of contention between the PPP-led Sindh government and the opposition. However, the provincial government has rejected the statistics as false, terming it to be the oppositions’ propaganda.

The opposition parties led by PTI recorded their protest in the provincial assembly on Monday. PTI MPAs held placards with anti-government phrases and chanted slogans like, “Kuttay bhagao, Sindh Bachao,” [Evict dogs, save Sindh.]

The situation devolved into an argument and the session was adjourned without a logical conclusion.

  • Almost 99% of 30m population of Sindh is already bitten by dogs of PPP or the Papa Dog or the Son Dog.

  • It’s mind blowing that this has been happening for almost a year now and they have done absolutely nothing about this, specially in Khi where this has gone out of control due to excessive garbage dumps. And it’s so funny that they talked multiple times about bringing more vaccination and medicine for dog bite treatment, but absolutely nothing about eliminating dogs from streets.

  • one word people, handle it on your own …….. i love my child, i love my family …….. if any incident happens, i will deal it myself myway …… help yourselves and get these dogs killed …….

  • The dog race gene fortification resulted in exponential birth of dogs in Karachi, which is a revenge with the city for the invasion of by the DRGF bring the city of Karachi the highest birth of dogs due to DRGF in the world. Had this effort been made for livestock, goat, cow, buffalo, we would be floating in dollar stream, The remedy of dog has to be sought by stopping the DRGF Ban in Pakistan, people are using Desi KKB (Kutta Khassi Band) Gossip the real need to deploy the Desi bio-tech engineering deployed KKB the major welfare of the dogi race.

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