Khyber Teaching Hospital rebuts news of child's death due to non-availability of anti-venom.

PESHAWAR -- The administration of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) has rebutted a news report appeared in a section of press that a ten years old boy was brought to KTH after visiting different hospitals in the city for treatment of a snake bit, but he died due to non-availability of anti-venom.

In a press statement issued here on Tuesday, the administration of KTH while expressing grief over the sad demise of the minor also rebutted the news report.

The child was brought to the hospital on May 24, 2023, in precarious condition due to a snake bite and was forthwith shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for treatment, adds the statement.

According to doctors, the venom had spread in the whole body of the boy at the time of his arrival, and kidneys were also damaged.

The boy was kept in ICU for two days and provided full medical care for saving the life of the minor victim of a snake bite, but he breathed his lost on May 26, the statement continued.

It also added that during treatment around three doses of anti-venom were administered to the child and the news about the non-availability of life-saving drugs in hospitals is totally untrue.

The administration of KTH also contacted relatives of the...

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