Snakebite cases spike

Rautahat, June 29

Snakebite cases in Rautahat have spiked with the soaring temperature. Three persons have died in two months.

The flow of snake-bite patients in health facilities has increased with the onset of the summer season. On a daily basis, 10 to 15 snake-bite patients reach district hospital, Rautahat.

Emergency ward in-charge Dr Prabin Jha said that three persons had lost their lives while six others returned home after treatment. Dr Jha added most of patients had been bitten by non-poisonous snakes.

Dr Jha said the hospital had sufficient anti-venom serum and patients need not worry. However, the doctors and the hospital become helpless if the case is delayed and reaches the last stage.

“Some people believe in shamans and do not bring patients to hospitals and ultimately the patient dies,” he informed.

According to district hospital statistics, Mohammad Faiyad, 22, Sagir Miya, 12, and Ramananda Raya Yadav, 33, died off snake bite in two months.

Snake-bite cases have also increased in Bara, Sarlahi and Mahottarai, among other districts of  Tarai.