The district has recorded a total of 380 snake bite cases in last seven months. Of them 12 persons died.
However, the number of snake bite cases have been reduced during monsoon season this time due to Corona outbreak.
After rainwater fills holes during monsoon, snakes come out in search of safe hiding place and food. As a result, snakes are sighted in high numbers. Medical officials and snake handlers have urged people to take care.
A total of 380 people were admitted to the district civil hospital from various parts of the district. Highest 80 snake bite cases were registered in June, while 78 in July. 60 snake bite cases were registered in May. Five died in June as they did not receive treatment in time. The number of snake bite cases is higher in tribal and rural areas.
Snakes are found near human habitat in the period between June to August. Various environmental and animal loving organnisations and snake handlers are creating awareness through social media urging citizens not to fear if they sight snake.
People should fill up holes in house and compound walls. They should wear shoes while walking on grass. People should not sleep on ground, appealed the snake handlers.
Jan 43 01
Feb 43 02
Mar 44 00
Apr 32 00
May 60 02
June 80 05
July 78 02
Total 380 12