Source: - A 51 year-old farmer in Kwahu Abetifi in the Eastern Region has met her untimely death following a suspected snake bite after she was admitted in Koforidua hospital.
Doris Animwaa Bediako was attacked by the snake when she went to gather some food stuff from her farm.

Daughter of the deceased, Elizabeth Gyamfuaa narrating the story to Adomonline Monday said her mother was bitten on the heel after the snake had coiled itself on her left leg.

According to her, Madam Animwaa Bediako in all the pains first walked to Abetifi Presbyterian Clinic. Upon reaching there she was transferred to Atibie Government Hospital due to lack of anti- snake vaccines.

For the same reason she was further transferred to Koforidua hospital where she met her untimely death.

Some residence of Abetifi and its surroundings are complaining about the lack of anti-snake vaccines in the community.

A farmer in the area, Kwame Anim said farmers who are bitten by snakes troop to herbalists for local treatment due to the non-availability of anti-snake vaccines at health centres.

He therefore called on the government to provide anti-snake vaccines to the community to curtail some of these untimely deaths.


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