Astray dog culling starts in Karachi

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Irfan Aligi

Deaths from dog-bite (Due to rabies) are going on unchecked as one more fateful in Karachi city has succumbed to dog-bite injuries at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) on Thursday.
NICH Chief Executive Prof. Dr Jamal Raza said that the fateful victim child was brought at NICH from District Tharparkar Tehsil Chachro on October 29 and was treated at the NICH but he could not survive of Rabies. He was bitten some 25 days ago and he was locally vaccinated but still he could defeat the rabies. The overall deaths from rabies in Sindh alone have reached a number of 21 till date.
Meanwhile, astray dog culling campaign has been launched in Karachi from Thursday. In District Municipal corporation (DMC( East precincts, the district municipal authorities have started a astray culling campaign and has so far killed astray dogs in Gulistn-e Jauhar, Gulshan-e Iqbal, Pehalwan Goth, Khudadad Colony and Lines Area. The DMC staffers poisoned the astray dogs to death.
The DMC East Chairman Moeed Anwar said that all the astray dogs found anywhere within the precincts of DMC East would culled through poisoning because the Sindh Government had allowed to cull the astray dogs until a programme on taking dogs into custody and stopping their reproductive ability is once started.

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