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9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by akelicious(m): 3:05am On Jul 27, 2018
The Zamko Comprehensive Medical Centre, Langtang in Plateau State recorded 430 cases of snake bites in the last eight months, according to its medical officer, Dr Nyam Azi.

Azi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Langtang on Thursday that nine of the patients lost their lives while some were still being treated.

He said that the hospital was currently filled with snakebite patients, adding that the rural health facility, an outpost of Jos University Teaching Hospital, was already overstretched.


“As we speak, the situation in the hospital is scary; we receive fresh victims of snakebites every day.

“Snakebites are common during the farming season because more people engage in outdoor activities. Some of the victims are children who dip their fingers into holes in search of rats.

“All the wards are filled with snakebite victims. Some of the admitted victims sleep on benches and along the corridors,’’ he said.

Azi, however, said that the mortality rate had reduced due to the availability of the anti-snake venom.

“Unlike in the past when many victims died, many of those bitten have survived because we have the right drugs.

“The villagers have also become more enlightened and usually rush to the hospital immediately they are bitten. They no longer patronise traditional healers,’’ he explained.

The medical officer said that 150 vials of anti-snake venom were donated to the hospital by Mr JohnBull Shekarau, a member of the House of Representatives and urged other office holders to emulate that gesture.

“The free drugs have helped indigent victims. Many of them, who usually refuse to come to the hospital because they could not afford the cost of the drugs, now rush here,’’ he said.


Azi urged governments at all levels to donate anti-snake venom drugs to the hospital to assist the rural dwellers, saying that snakes in the southern part of Plateau were “plenty and highly venomous.’

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:18am On Jul 27, 2018
“As we speak, the situation in the hospital is scary; we receive fresh victims of snakebites every day.
All the wards are filled with snakebite victims. Some of the admitted victims sleep on benches and along the corridors,’’ he said
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That is a whole lot of casualties.
This is as scary af!
A certain moderator here needs to visit that part of the country ASAP.
He will have a lot to feast and moderate on! cheesy
He'll be around the snake like this guy below,
He loves them that much cheesywink cheesy.......

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by DOUBLEWAHALA: 3:29am On Jul 27, 2018
diging up old issues juxt to sell....nigerians dont live their life on statistics
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by thesicilian: 3:41am On Jul 27, 2018
The health facilities need more hands, drugs and equipment to do their job more effectively.
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by markidoo(m): 4:19am On Jul 27, 2018
I heard in Langtang they eat lizards.

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Aldebaran(m): 5:01am On Jul 27, 2018
Lalasticlala when he sees Snake thread grin

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Jalubarika(m): 5:03am On Jul 27, 2018
FG should declare Plateau State as State of Emergency.

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Randy100: 5:03am On Jul 27, 2018
The senator is campaigning for himself.

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Nogodye(m): 5:03am On Jul 27, 2018
From herdsmen to snake biting...Lord have mercy on this nation

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by ruffhandu: 5:15am On Jul 27, 2018
Thank God they are not associating this one with anything spiritual.
But this one eh. All these years they should have learnt how to protect themselves against the snakes, and also possibly how to administer first aid before getting to hospital, incase the contact site is very far away from the hospital.

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by galadima77(m): 5:27am On Jul 27, 2018
now, this is alarming!

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by kuboy: 5:28am On Jul 27, 2018
How can someone put his hand in side hoe just to remove rat? hmmmm people are taking risks just to survive buhari change.

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by ifedolapoferanm(m): 5:33am On Jul 27, 2018
Those who like snake still like it. I dont mention any name afterall someone push it to fp

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Redhot111(m): 5:49am On Jul 27, 2018
Buhari has added snakes to his ethnic cleansing tools abi? God dey

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by dkronicle(m): 5:51am On Jul 27, 2018
Snake on this one
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Frankfront(m): 5:59am On Jul 27, 2018
Very alarming, the fg should look into this
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by obembet(f): 6:06am On Jul 27, 2018
Where is lala?

U need to read this news oo
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by mamaafrik(m): 6:09am On Jul 27, 2018
see yah life,so they do not have an oporo epa'jebu seller as big as that state is.c ontinuun
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Quality20(m): 6:10am On Jul 27, 2018
kuboy:
How can someone put his hand in side hoe just to remove rat? hmmmm people are taking risks just to survive buhari change.
a beg no mind small children, what will u say about men putting their organs in every hole they see around just to show they r men?

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by princeade86(m): 6:18am On Jul 27, 2018
God will be with u all.
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by joeyswift(m): 6:29am On Jul 27, 2018
I know zamko very well,its a town of snakes..all kinds of snakes.you sleep with snakes,they are all round you. Anti snake venom is always in high demand.

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by dontbothermuch: 6:38am On Jul 27, 2018
Farming that is done in other countries even some african countries with ease & peace of mind.

Here, from flooding to pest to herdsmen now snake.

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Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by mclorenzo(m): 6:39am On Jul 27, 2018
The gods of the snakes are angry. They buy these items: 7 tubers of yam A white rooster A black goat A gallon of palm oil 1 bunch of plantain 1 bottle of dry gin #10,000 so Lalasticlala can help them appease the gods.
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by DaV8King(m): 6:40am On Jul 27, 2018
We are in the promised land. Thanks Uncle wink

Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Luciferhimself: 6:40am On Jul 27, 2018
ruffhandu:
Thank God they are not associating this one with anything spiritual.

Yes, thank God but its still spiritual

God is responsible for the snakebites, when I entered the snake in the garden to tell Eve the truth God was hiding from them, he cursed the woman and said her offsprings would be attacked by the snake. This is a result of God's actions so its spiritual
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by ikorodureporta: 6:42am On Jul 27, 2018
TGIF!
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by edeXede: 6:49am On Jul 27, 2018
embarassed
Re: 9 Die As Plateau Clinic Treats 430 Snakebites by Opiletool(m): 6:53am On Jul 27, 2018
Snakes too?

What kind of f*cked up CUNTry is this?

In a saner clime, the go ernmebt would have done something after the report of 10 bites in such a short period. But trust Nigeria, not until 200 die, nothing will be done.

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