June 19, 2018

Snakebite: Anti-venom drugs arrive Nigeria – EchiTAb Study Group (Punch)

Snakebite: Anti-venom drugs arrive Nigeria – EchiTAb Study Group (Punch)

The national shortage of life-saving snakebite drugs may be nearing its end as the anti-venom medications are billed to arrive Nigeria on Friday, Saturday Punch findings have revealed.

It was learnt from EchiTAb Study Group, a research group working with the Nigerian government to produce anti-venom drugs, that the medicines would arrive in the country by Friday evening and would be subsequently distributed to hospitals nationwide by Monday.

Over 91 victims of snakebite had died in the last four weeks in Plateau and Gombe states alone, following an acute scarcity of snake anti-venom drugs in the country. Read more

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