Five bitten by venomous snakes

Doctors say the patients have been administered the vaccines and their conditions are stable


Our Correspondent August 26, 2018
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RAHIM YAR KHAN: Five people, including a minor fell unconscious after being bitten by venomous snakes in Rahim Yar Khan on Saturday. Officials at the hospital told Express News that four-year-old Allah Bakhsh, 14-year-old Haleema Bibi, 48-year-old Laila Bibi, 20-year-old Nisar Ahmed and 40-year-old Muhammad Noman were admitted to the health facility in critical condition after being bitten by snakes in different incidents. The doctors added that the patients had been administered the vaccines and their conditions were stable. A few days ago, 60-year-old Tamjeed Alam, a resident of Chowk Shehbaz Pur, was also bitten by a snake while working in the fields. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment. The increasing incidents of snake bites have created panic among the residents of Rahim Yar Khan. In recent months, more than 30 people have been attacked by snakes across the district.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2018.

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