National Rabies Program

I am absolutely appalled at the letter printed in yesterday’s Dawn newspaper titled “Dogs will bite” by Dr. Khalil Mukaddam in Karachi. The doctor claims that “straydogs belong to nobody” andadvocates for their immediate mass killing as a “radical solution” to “reduce the incidence of rabies”. The “quick action” demanded by this one individual, and […]

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 […]

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.