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After Malaria, Dengue And Covid-19 British Man Survives Venomous Snake bite
Ian Jones was bitten by an Indian cobra in rural area of Jodhpur district of the desert state.
After Malaria, Dengue And Covid-19 British Man Survives Venomous Snake bite (representational image)
New Delhi: A British charity worker who survived COVID-19, dengue and malaria was recovering after a deadly venomous snake bite in Rajasthan state. His name is Ian Jones, bitten by an Indian cobra in rural area of Jodhpur district of the desert state and admitted to hospital in Jodhpur city, about 350 kilometres away from the regional capital Jaipur.
"Jones came to us last week after a snake bite in a village in the region. Initially it was suspected that he is also Covid-19 positive (for the second time) but he tested negative for that," doctor Abhishek Tater, who treated him at the Medipulse Hospital, told on Saturday.
"While with us, he was conscious and had snake bite symptoms including blurring of vision and difficulty to walk, but these are generally transient symptoms," Tater added further.
Jones was discharged earlier in the week. "We feel that there won't be any long term effects. If he hasn't already improved, he'd do so within next few days," the doctor told.
He said snake bites were not uncommon in the rural parts of the region.
"Dad is a fighter, during his time out in India he had already 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 charges and travel back to the Isle of Wight in southern England.
"He had not been able to travel home due to the pandemic and as a family we understood his desire to continue to support the many people who relied on him," he added.
Jones works with traditional craftsmen in Rajasthan and through his charity it helps them to import their goods to Britain to help them for escaping poverty.