Govt urged to take steps against rabies

Report in DAWN:

KARACHI, there Aug 31: Expressing concern over a surge in dog mauling cases in the country as well as in Karachi, nurse experts have urged the government to gear up it efforts for the prevention of rabies. According to health practitioners and environmentalists, stuff around 1.5 million dog mauling cases and 2,000-5,000 deaths from rabies are reported annually in Pakistan. In many cases, people bitten by dogs receive improper treatment either due to a lack of awareness or insignificant response from the government. These observations were made at a press conference organised at the Karachi Press Club on Friday to highlight the issue of rabies-related deaths and World Rabies Day in the city on Sept 8.

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