A British man who survived coronavirus, dengue and malaria was recovering after a potentially deadly snake bite in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Ian Jones was bitten by a cobra in Jodhpur district of the desert state and admitted to hospital in Jodhpur city, about 350 kilometres from the capital Jaipur.
“Jones came to us last week after a snake bite in a village in the region. Initially it was suspected that he is also Covid-19 positive but he tested negative for that,” doctor Abhishek Tater, who treated him at the local Medipulse Hospital said.
“While with us, he was conscious and had snake bite symptoms including blurring of vision and difficulty to walk, but these are generally transient symptoms,” Tater added.
“We feel that there won’t be any long term effects. If he hasn’t already improved, he’d do so within next few days,” the doctor added.
He said snake bites were not uncommon in the rural parts of the region.
Jones works with traditional craftsmen in Rajasthan and through his charity-backed social enterprise, Sabirian, helps import their goods into Britain to help them escape poverty.
Jones was discharged earlier in the week.
His family set up a GoFundMe page to fund his medical bills and travel back to the Isle of Wight in southern England.