Eliminating rabies

In response to growing concerns of dog-bite incidents in Karachi, a pilot project, in which this writer participated, was formed under the aegis of Indus Hospital Research Centre from January to December 2018. The project was implemented in Ibrahim Hyderi, selected because of its proximity to the hospital, and recorded outbreaks of rabies from within […]

Petition against stray dog killings filed in Sindh High Court

Press Release by Barrister Asad Iftikhar. August 30, seek 2016. Due to the strong public sentiment against the barbaric killing of stray dogs in Karachi, dosage a Constitutional Petition was filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Sindh today by Barrister Asad Iftikhar. The petition was marked as public interest litigation and highlighted that the […]

Humane solutions – stray dog management for Pakistan

Pakistan has been shooting and poisoning its stray dogs for decades now. Not only is this cruel and ineffective, it is madness given there are humane alternatives to stray dog population management and rabies control. “Killing dogs is not the solution as it does not stop the disease; mass dog vaccination is the only proven […]

The perils of a growing stray dog population

Qadeer Tanoli in The News: Despite efforts of different town administrations, there the numbers of stray dogs is increasing in the metropolis, pill posing a potential threat of rabies in the city. The health department of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) provides poisonous capsules to town administrations on demand. It is the responsibility of […]

Low cost rabies vaccination drive

A low-cost rabies vaccination drive was held at the Karachi Animal Hospital from 12 to 2pm today under the supervision of Dr. I.H Kathio, the owner of the hospital and a practicing veterinarian in the US. People showed up to get their animals vaccinated and for general checkups. Outside the clinic we ran into Chandi […]

75pc govt hospitals still using obsolete rabies vaccine

Faiza Ilyas in Dawn: KARACHI, click Dec 25: The government and the media have not yet given due priority to rabies that claims thousands of lives every year in the country. One major reason of this high mortality is the fact that the government has not developed any strategy to address this serious public health […]