A 15-year-old boy from Kalyan taluka in Thane succumbed to a snakebite on Thursday
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A 15-year-old boy from Kalyan taluka in Thane succumbed to a snakebite on Thursday, while a seven-year-old girl met the same fate in the tribal Mokhada area of Palghar earlier this week, reported PTI quoting officials.
The boy was at a juice shop in the Kolsewadi area when he was bitten by a snake. He was immediately rushed to a civic hospital, where he received treatment before being referred to another hospital. Tragically, he could not survive, Dr. Purushottam Tike was quoted by PTI as saying.
Similarly, the seven-year-old girl was bitten by a snake on May 16 while playing outside her house. She received initial treatment at a primary health center and was kept under observation for seven hours. However, without informing the doctors, her family decided to take her home, shared Dr. Bhausaheb Chattar, the taluka medical officer.
As the girl's condition worsened, she was subsequently referred to a rural hospital. Unfortunately, she passed away during the journey, Dr. Chattar told PTI.
(With inputs from PTI)