Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Indus Hospital signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday to carry out joint efforts to control T.B and Rabies in the city. Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar and CEO of Indus Hospital Dr Abdul Bari Khan signed the document on behalf of their organization in a meeting held in the KMC Building, said a statement.
Mayor Karachi said a sum of Rs 20 million has been earmarked in the current budget to carry out campaign on control of rabies and to provide vaccine to affected patients. He expressed concern over the rapid spread of tuberculosis and report of more cases of dog biting in Karachi and pledged to fight against it with the cooperation of experts from Indus Hospital. He said industrial zones have more complaints of dog biting incidents however this should be dealt with use of latest scientific techniques.