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Thursday Aug 25 2022
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Stray dogs attack female polio worker in Punjab's Layyah

By
Web Desk
Dogs wandering on a street in Pakistan. — Online/File
Dogs wandering on a street in Pakistan. — Online/File

  • Dogs attack health worker administering anti-polio vaccine to child.
  • Layyah district administration does not have drugs used to kill stray dogs.
  • Municipal committee says no heed paid to requests for drugs to kill dogs.


In a horrific incident, a female polio health worker was mauled and injured by street dogs in Layyah near Chowk Azam, during an ongoing anti-polio virus campaign, it emerged Tuesday morning.

The worker was attacked while administering the vaccine to a child. She was rushed to a medical facility and shifted home after treatment.

It was revealed that the Layyah district administration does not have the drugs used to kill dogs.

When asked about the unavailability of the drugs, the municipal committee said that they requested for its provision but the administration has not responded.