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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.