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Centre trains 50 health workers in Bauchi on managing snakebites

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The Nigeria Snakebite Research & Intervention Centre, Bayero University Kano (BUK), has trained 50 health workers in Bauchi on how to manage snakebites.

Dr Muhammad Hamza, a Consultant Physician with the Centre, made this known while addressing newsmen on the objectives of the training in Bauchi on Wednesday.

Hamza said the essence of the training was to acquaint the health workers in the state with the knowledge of snakebite management.

According to him, the training will provide knowledge of detecting types of snake species and the type of treatment that is supposed to be given to the victims.

“It is also to create awareness among health workers in both tertiary, secondary and primary health care centres across the state,’’ Hamza said.

He said that the training was part of activities marking World Snake Bite Day which was scheduled last month Sept. 19.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the participants included doctors, pharmacists and nurses from various health facilities across the state.

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Edited by Razak Owolabi/Adeleye Ajayi

 

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