SAGAING DIVISION – In Kanbalu Township, a person fleeing the war was bitten by a poisonous snake and transferred to another place due to insufficient antidote, said those helping the war refugees in the region.
On July 9th, a 25-year-old war refugee woman was bitten by a snake while sleeping in a war refugee tent in Htangone District. Local people helping to avoid the war said that there was not enough antidote and the woman had to be transferred to another place where there would be antidote.
“They say that we have reached a safe state. We will be able to say that it is safe after five days or a week. At the moment, medical treatment is being provided. We are in a state where we are struggling with medicine,” said Ko Soe, who is helping those fleeing the war in Htangone District.
On July 6th, from Kantbalu Township, A 23-year-old man in the Chat-Thin circuit and 50-year-old woman from Htangone District was bitten by a snake and is still receiving medical treatment.
Kyun Hla – Kantbalu activists group said that the districts of Ko Htuang Bo, Chat-Thin, Ping Tha and Htangone in Kant Balu District are the most affected areas.
In addition to antidote for snake venom, there is a need for basic medicines and medicines for regular consumption in Htangone district, according to Kyun Hla – Kantbulu activists group.
From the end of 2021 to the first week of July 2023, nearly 80 people have been bitten by snakes in Kantbalu district, and six of them, including two children who are underage, have died, according to health workers providing treatment on the ground.