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Plateau receives 300 anti-snake venom

The Comprehensive Health Centre at Zamko village in Langtang North of Plateau state has received about 300 vials of anti-snake venom (ASV), an official says.

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The centre made the disclosure through its Chief Medical Superintendent, Dr Titus Dajel while speaking with Daily Trust in Jos on Tuesday.

It was established by Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) with the responsibility of treating snake bites patients.

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About 250 Nigerians died in the past one month as a result of snake bites and lack of anti-snake venom.

Dajel explained that the ASV vials arrived Nigeria at the weekend and the centre has 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 – representative of two foreign companies manufacturing the drug in Nigeria.

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


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