DASKA: At least three people were attacked and injured by stray dogs in Daska on Monday.
Rescue officials told Express News that Zulfikar, Zahida and Ghulam Nabi were attacked and injured by stray dogs in the area. All victims suffered severe injuries and were taken to Civil Hospital in critical condition.
However, the lack of vaccine at the hospital created difficulties for relatives of the victims who had to buy it from private medical stores at higher rates.
Meanwhile, residents of the area told Express News that stray dogs had been roaming the region for some time and had bitten many people in the past. They added the people had lodged several complaints regarding dog attacks, but the district health department had turned deaf ears to their pleas. They also demanded the government to register a case against district health department officials and take action against them for their negligence in controlling increasing dog bite incidents.
Earlier, more than 20 people, including children, were attacked and injured by stray dogs in Rahim Yar Khan. Official statistics revealed that 50 people have died of stray dog attacks, while several were injured over two years in the district.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2018.