Letters Snake bite

Snake bite: emulating the Indian model might help save thousands of lives

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6276 (Published 25 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6276
  1. Chandrasekaran Venkatesh, assistant professor of paediatrics1,
  2. Sadagopan Srinivasan, senior professor of paediatrics2
  1. 1Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India
  2. 2Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), Puducherry, India
  1. cvenkatesh{at}hotmail.com

Williams highlights the non-availability of cost effective anti-snake venom in the developing countries of Africa and South Asia and the need to strengthen the systems in place to tackle this “neglected tropical condition.”1 His suggestions include national or regional snake …

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