Recuperating from cobra bite, Vava Suresh promises to take all precautionary measures from next time

Vava Suresh
(Left) Vava Suresh at Kottayam Medical College Hospital.

Kottayam: Snake rescuer Vava Suresh, who is recovering at the Kottayam Medical College Hospital after being bitten by a cobra at Kurichy near Changanassery, has said that he will catch hold of snakes from next time only after taking all precautionary measures.


Suresh said that he was bitten by a black cobra. Unlike previous snake bites, he could feel that more quantity of poison was entering his body after the Kurichy incident. "I still remember how I was gradually losing my eyesight after the incident. At that point of time, I was scared that I would never come back to life again." Suresh was bitten by the snake when he was trying to put it into a plastic bag.


Suresh is now recuperating at the observation room situated next to the intensive care unit of the Medical College Hospital (MCH). Hospital Superintendent Dr TK Jayakumar said that Suresh had no health issues except mild fever. The doctor said that there was good improvement in his health condition and hoped that he would be discharged from the hospital by Monday.


Suresh acknowledged that he got very good treatment and care at the Kottayam MCH. "I came back to life due to the efforts made by the doctors here. I also came to know that many people had prayed for me. I am indebted to all of them," he said. Cooperation Minister V N Vasavan and Changanassery MLA Job Michael visited Suresh at the hospital and spoke to him.


65 bottles of anti-venom


Vava Suresh was administered 65 bottles of anti-snake venom by the doctors of the Kottayam MCH. This is for the first time that such a huge quantity of anti-snake venom was administered on the body of a snake-bitten person. Usually, 25 bottles of anti-snake venom were given to those bitten by cobras.


The medical board of the MCH decided to inject more bottles of anti-snake venom after no progress was found in Suresh's health after administering 25 bottles on him.


According to doctors, such a huge quantity was administered on Suresh's body because of the presence of a large quantity of snake poison inside his body after the snake-biting incident at Kurichy.


TN cops conduct puja


In a rare gesture, the Tamil Nadu police conducted a special puja at a temple in Tenkasi, praying for the speedy recovery of Vava Suresh.


The puja was performed at Palvannanathan temple in Tenkasi under the leadership of Karivalam Vandanallur Police Station Circle Inspector Kalirajan, Sub Inspector Rajagopal and Panchayat president Mariyappan. They along with many others came in a procession to the temple with the board inscribing a picture of Suresh.


The TN police said that a special pooja was performed for Suresh after taking into account his unique effort in catching snakes and releasing them to the forest in order to make these snakes part of the ecosystem again. Many posters with Suresh's picture were found in the locality.

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