Karachi:Up to 150, 000 dog-bite cases have been registered throughout the Sindh province hospitals from 1st January to 30 September 2020 out of them 17,800 people become victim in Karachi city alone.

According to the data release by Sindh Health Department, more than 150,000 dog-bite cases have been reported throughout the Sindh province. The majority of dog-bite cases were reported in Karachi (17,800), Naushero Feroze (13,000), Khairpur (12,500), Kashmore (11,400), Dadu (11,300), Kamber (9,100), Sanghar (8,000) and Umerkot (7,500).

The low dog-bite cases were recorded in Tharparkar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Tando Muhammad Khan and Sukkur. In Karachi out of 17,800 cases, 6,500 dog-bite cases had been recorded at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), around 6000 at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, 5000 in Indus Hospital Karachi and 300 others districts hospitals.

The rabies is a preventable disease transmitted to humans through the bite of infected animals. However, in Pakistan 99pc cases are caused by dog bites. Presently, dog bite cases are being reported from slums areas of Ibrahim Hyderi, Korangi, Surjani, North Karachi, New Karachi, Baldia, Orangi, Keamari, Mehmoodabad, Liaquatabad, Federal B Area, Sohrab Goth, Orangi, Golimar and other areas. The children and elderly people generally become victims in dog bites. In 2019, a total 195,761 dog-bite cases had been registered in Sindh.