250 deaths of snake bite recorded in Plateau and Gombe state in 3 weeks

Due to extreme scarcity of snake anti-venom medications in Nigeria, 250 deaths have been recorded between the space of just 3 weeks in Gombe and Plateau state.

A NAN correspondent who visited three snake treatment centres – General Hospital, Kaltungo, Ali Mega Pharmacy, Gombe and Comprehensive Medical Centre, Zamko, Plateau State, was told that snake anti-venom drugs – Echitab Plus ICP polyvalent and Echitab G monovalent – had not been supplied to the country since August, throwing the treatment centres into crisis after the last vials were used up in the first week of October...
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