Price Of Anti-Snake Venom Serum Increases By 100%

Price Of Anti-Snake Venom Serum Increases By 100%

According to PEOPLES GAZETTE, those who have suffered from snakebite in Nigeria have faced slim chances of survival as the prices of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV) serum have increased drastically.

In a report filed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the cost of treatment in some centers in Plateau State has increased and as a result, many victims are struggling to pay their bills. Information Guide Nigeria

PEOPLES GAZETTE reports that Anti-Snake Venom (ASV) which costs between N25,000 and N23,000 currently costs more than N45,000. Jamb Result

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According to PEOPLES GAZETTE, this is double the previous price of the Anti-Snake Venom (ASV).

A Medical Officer With the JUTH Comprehensive Medical Centre, Langtang, Plateau State, Nyam Azi said, “A vial of ASV costs at least N45,000; it used to be around N23,000 to N25,000. The current price is very high considering that it is peasants that are mostly affected.

“There are peak periods for snake bites – the heat season, planting, and harvest time. We are entering the peak of harvest season, so the numbers are going up.

“We record about 50 cases per month; sometimes we get 20 cases per week. This month alone, we recorded about 40 and the month is not over yet”.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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