Acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine hits Karachi

Acute shortage of life-saving anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has forced people to buy from private medical stories facing tremendous hardships in saving lives, Baaghitv has learnt.

As many as 100 people are brought to CHK on daily basis, after being bitten by dog for vaccination but Anti-Rabies Vaccine (ARV) is not available in the hospital since last 10 days due to poor supply of vaccine. This has caused tremendous difficulties for the people who are struggling to buy life saving drugs for the salvage of their lives.

Baaghitv has learnt, , limited stock of anti-rabies vaccine is available in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and Indus Hospital Karachi while the rest of city hospitals are running without the vaccine.  The poor people are forced to buy it from the open market.

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