More snake bite cases treated in Cho Ray Hospital

Dr. Le Quoc Hung, deputy head of Treatment Ward of Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City gave warning and prevention, first-aid for snake bite cases saying that several people are being treated in the ward due to being bitten by dendrophis.

Dr. Hung added that the venomous snakes usually appear in rainy season and most of snake bite cases  are from suburban districts including district 9, 12, Cu Chi, and Hoc Mon. Last month,  the hospital admitted 111 snake bite cases and 80 of them were bitten by dendrophis.

Dr. Hung advised  snake-bitten victims to clean the wound and rush to nearby hospital within 6 first hours. In addition, their wound should be bound with cloth.

By staff writer - Translated by Uyen Phuong

Other news

Most view

Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at the meeting (Photo: Courtesy of WHO)

WHO calls for strong actions to tackle harmful use of alcohol

Under the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Vietnam, the Ministry of Health July 18 organized the Health Partnership Group (HPG) Consultation meeting on the Draft law for prevention and control of alcohol related harms.