Karnataka Takes Lead in Snakebite Reporting

  • 06 May 2024

Karnataka initiated action plan to boost reporting of snakebite cases, aiming to halve deaths and disabilities by 2030.

  • State aims to reduce snakebite-related deaths and disabilities by 2030.
  • Action plan focuses on prevention, early management, and rehabilitation.
  • Involvement of multiple departments and stakeholders for effective coordination.
  • Free anti-snake venom provided in government health facilities.
  • Measures include declaring snakebite as a notifiable disease and capacity-building activities for healthcare professionals.