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Posted by Susan Sharma on August 15, 2007

 

Indian National Snakebite Protocol

India has now become the first country to formally approve a National Snakebite Protocol. This 
includes both treatment and first aid.
In addition, the Government committed to nationwide training for each
State and a comprehensive programme of research with the Indian Council
for Medical Research. This will address many of the unanswered
questions on snakebite management and identify the ever growing list of
medically significant snakes in India.
The notion of ’the Big 4’ was abandoned as being inaccurate and dated. More medically significant snakes are emerging which has serious 
implications for the supply of effective anti venoms.
A significant amount of training has already taken place in 6 States
and more will follow. India has now taken major steps to remove itself from the top of the mortality list where snakebite is concerned.
Wild Goa Yahoo group  Posting by  ian.d.simpson@tinyworld.co.uk 
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