A British charity worker who survived coronavirus, dengue and malaria recovered from a potentially fatal snake bite in Rajasthan.
Ian Jones was bitten by a cobra in the Jodhpur district of the desert state and admitted to a hospital in Jodhpur, about 350 kilometers from the capital, Jaipur.
“Jones came to us last week after a snake bite in a village in the region. It was initially suspected that he was also positive for Covid-19 (for the second time), but he tested this negative,” said Doctor Abhishek Tater local Medipulse hospital, AFP said on Saturday.
“While he was with us he was conscious and had snakebite symptoms, including impaired vision and difficulty walking, but these are generally temporary symptoms,” Tater added.
Jones was released earlier this week. “We believe there won’t be any long-term effects. If he hasn’t improved yet, he would be doing so within the next few days,” added the doctor.
He said snake bites are not uncommon in rural parts of the region.
“Dad is a fighter. While in India, he had suffered from malaria and dengue fever before Covid-19,” his son Seb Jones said in a statement on a GoFundMe page set up to help pay his medical bills Travel back to the Isle of Wight in the south of England.
“He has been unable to travel home due to the pandemic and as a family we understand his desire to continue serving the many people who rely on him,” he added.
Jones works with traditional artisans in Rajasthan and through his charity-backed social enterprise, Sabirian, helps import their goods to the UK to help them escape poverty.
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