Over 30,000 stray dogs vaccinated under rabies control program: LG Secretary

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Secretary Local Government Sindh Syed Najam Ahmad Shah has said under the rabies control program, more than 30,000 stray dogs have been vaccinated in Karachi alone.

That local government department will keep following the orders of the court and protection of lives of the people will be ensured as no compromise on human lives is would be made, he added

Talking to reporters on Monday,Najam Shah said that the rabies control program costing over Rs. 90 Crore is now entering a new phase under which modern equipment, operation theater tables, vaccines, vehicles, ID chips and medicines will be procured, and the surgical procedure of sterilization of stray dogs on a modern and scientific basis will play an important role in the protection of human lives.

He said Successful efforts will be made in all districts of the province with the help of welfare organisations.

The LG Secretary said that the Sindh government has designed a mechanism similar to that of developed countries to control the dog population, which is the uniqueness and distinctiveness of Sindh province.

Najam Shah told that three places at the level of Karachi are active in the field of sterilization and surgery of dogs and similar measures would be taken across the province.

He said the selection of a place for the operation theater and treatment center in Nawabshah has also been started.

Informing about the future steps, the Secretary Local Government Sindh said that in the next few days regarding the rabies control program tenders will also be issued for timely procurement of essential items and the entire process will be completed with full transparency and merit.