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Maharashtra: Man dies after being bitten by snake while exhibiting it in public

July 29, 2021 10:47 am

The incident took place on Wednesday after Mohammad Shaikh caught the snake in Sanjay Nagar area of Mumbra township, they said.

Kerala startup develops biosensor device that could revolutionise snakebite diagnosis

July 19, 2021 7:11 pm

Indriyam Biologics Pvt. Ltd has come up with an ingenious device that performs species-specific diagnosis of snake envenomation. The adverse effects of the prevalent polyvalent anti-venom strategy can be avoided with the help of this innovation.

Borders melt for Indian patients seeking treatment in Nepal’s snakebite treatment centres 

November 10, 2020 8:24 pm

Snakebite patients in northern West Bengal use the Indo-Nepal border crossing to enter Nepal on their way to the snakebite treatment centre at Chaarali. 

‘For every two HIV deaths, there is a snakebite death... yet very poor awareness about it’

September 20, 2018 11:53 am

The disease burden could be far bigger, as according to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 10 per cent of snakebite cases is reported.

First International Snakebite Awareness Day: Pune doctor among hundreds to raise awareness

September 19, 2018 8:37 am

While the number of cases in this sugarcane belt of Pune district has risen over recent years, Raut’s team’s efforts in creating awareness and providing timely medical assistance is beginning to bring positive changes.

Research, training needed: Why snakebites remain a burden for India

August 01, 2018 12:11 am

WHO has called for a global effort against ‘envenoming’. Some 50,000 die in India each year due to lack of trained doctors and difficulties in supply of anti-snake venom

Surat: Farmer’s 90-minute swim across swollen river to get son to hospital ends in tragedy

July 24, 2018 7:05 am

Due to an unavailability of boats, Mohan had to put his son on an inflated tyre tube and drag him along as he swam across the river, to reach the Ahwa Civil hospital.

Mumbai: Six-year-old succumbs to snakebite in Aarey colony

October 06, 2017 1:19 am

Collapsed bridge on the way, lack of anti-snake venom in tribal hospital, ‘late referral’ led to delay in treatment

Chandigarh tops Union Territories with 36 snakebite deaths in 2016

August 06, 2017 8:36 am

According to the report, of the seven UTs, Chandigarh had the highest of 36 snakebite deaths, while Dadra & Nagar Haveli reported nine. Three UTs - Daman and Diu, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - did not report any snakebite death in 2016.