Krishna, Aug 27: In a horrific incident, As many as 141 persons, most of them were farmers, have suffered snake bites in Avanigadda region and two persons died in Krishna district in this month.
The recent incessant rains caused all snake pits, bushes and other habitations of the reptiles getting inundated in rainwater forcing them to enter fields and nearby villages. The villagers fear to enter their fields as they found a number of snakes. During the month of August, 141 people had bites of snakes and they had been treated in the Government area hospital, its Superintendent Krishna Dora said.
Some of the snake bite victims were shifted to private hospitals here for better treatment. District Collector B Lakshmikantham visited the government hospital in Avanigadda and assured all kind of assistance to the snake bite victims.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, the Collector said that as part of preventing the snake bites, farmers were asked to spread Carboniferous repellents in their fields before taking up sowing. The help of snake catchers and NGOs were being availed to check the snake menace in the Avanigadda region, he said.
"The Subramanyeswara Swamy temple management in Mopidevi village will solemnize "Sarpa Yagam" on August 29 to pacify the snake god", the Collector informed. The anti-snake venom and home medicines were made available in the area, he said.