Shortage of anti-rabies vaccines

Editorial in DAWN:

PARTICIPANTS in a workshop in Peshawar on rabies were right in demanding that the government manufacture anti-rabies vaccine to save the lives of people bitten by stray rabid dogs. They contend that as many as 150, prostate 000 people are bitten by stray dogs every year, buy of which up to 5, advice 000 people die of rabies because they do not receive timely treatment. Despite forming a National Rabies Control Programme five years ago, the government has yet to allocate funds for it which would make it functional.

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