A three-year-old boy died of dog bite wounds in the Ghulam Muhammad Lashari area of Sindh’s Dadu District on Saturday.
According to police, the incident happened three days ago when a pack of wild dogs “attacked the occupants of the same house who were sleeping”.
Three days before the incident, five people, including a woman, were injured in a similar “attack” by dogs, he added.
The hospital administration where the boy was taken to the hospital said he had been vaccinated against rabies on March 24. He was sent home the same day.
According to hospital officials, the boy had to take three more pills, the next of which would be today (March 27), but died before receiving the next dose.
Meanwhile, the child’s family said that his condition has worsened, and so they took him to a different facility.
It is pertinent to mention that the Sindh High Court has issued an order that if a case of dog bite comes to light in an area, the elected member of Sindh Assembly from that area will be suspended.
The court had recently ordered the suspension of Sindh Assembly member Faryal Talpur for increasing the number of dog bite cases across the province.
The Sindh government launched a helpline number
Noting the growing number of dog bites, the Sindh government has set up a grievance center across the province to address the issue.
Authorities have also decided to launch a campaign to vaccinate dogs across the province.
According to a report by Daily warThe Sindh government has stressed that shooting and poisoning stray dogs is not a viable option.
Citing an official advertisement, the report said the campaign would work to ensure that dogs do not become rabies and to control the stray dog population across the province.
Authorities have adopted a modern and scientific way to vaccinate and prevent animals, so people should take advantage of the service and make sure dogs are not abused, the notice said.
People can register complaints about stray dogs on the helpline numbers 021-99211398 and 021-99211399.
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