Plateau re­ceives 300 anti-snake venom

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Bashir Li­man, Jos

The Com­pre­hen­sive Health Cen­tre at Zamko vil­lage in Lang­tang North Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Plateau State has re­ceived about 300 vials of anti-snake venom (ASV).

The health cen­tre was es­tab­lished by the Jos Univer­sity Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal (JUTH) with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of treat­ing snakebite pa­tients. About 250 Nige­ri­ans died in the past one month as a re­sult of snakebites and due to the lack of an­ti­s­nake venom.

The Chief Med­i­cal Su­per­in­ten­dent of the cen­tre, Dr Ti­tus Da­jel, told Daily Trust in Jos yes­ter­day that the ASV vials ar­rived Nige­ria at the week­end and the cen­tre had re­ceived about 300 vials of EchiTab G for treat­ment of bites from car­pet vipers and EchiTab Plus for venom from the car­pet vipers.

He added that the cen­tre got the ASV vials from EchiTab Study Group, a Nige­rian rep­re­sen­ta­tive of two for­eign com­pa­nies man­u­fac­tur­ing the drug.

“We have re­ceived 300 vials and as I am speak­ing, we have ad­mit­ted two pa­tients as a re­sult of snakebites. The cri­sis of snakebites is over,” he said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.