Villagers carry woman to hospital on cot after snake bite

Villagers carry woman to hospital on cot after snake bite

The villagers in the Mungeli district of Chhattisgarh carried a tribal woman on a cot to a hospital after she was bitten by a snake. Citing heavy rainfall, the district’s additional collector said that the lady was taken on the cot as water had filled the nearby stream.
“It is quite difficult to reach the area and the health officials of the villages were cut off from there due to heavy rains,” said Teerthraj Agarwal, Mungeli Additional Collector.
“This was a very specific case and the water had filled the nullah, so she had to be taken on a cot,” Agarwal added.
He further mentioned, “Due to several National Green Tribunal (NGT) rules and the high cost of construction of about Rs 10–12 crore, the proposals take time to pass. They will be sent to the authorities soon.”
“Fairly Widespread/Widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Odisha and Chhattisgarh during 19th to 21st; Jharkhand on 20th; Gangetic West Bengal on 19th; Vidarbha on 21st and 22nd; East Madhya Pradesh during 20th to 23rd,” IMD said in a series of tweets.