Anti-Venom and Anti-Rabies injections

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Central Government provides assistance to the States for strengthening of health infrastructure under the National Health Mission. This facilitates treatment for various diseases and emergencies including snake bites. Health being a State subject, the Ministry has asked the States to procure anti-snake venom serum under National Health Mission after reflecting the same in their annual PIP for approvals.

About Rabies:

  • Rabies is transmitted to the humans following bite of animals (dogs, cats, monkeys, mongoose etc.) infected by rabies virus.

  • For prevention of deaths due to Rabies, Government of India is implementing the National Rabies Control Programme in the country.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Prevent human deaths due to rabies

  • Prevent transmission of rabies virus in dog population

  • Mass vaccination of dogs.

  • Dog population management

  • Strengthening surveillance & response.

To prevent deaths due to human rabies, the strategy adopted is to implement more cost effective Intra Dermal (ID) route of inoculation for anti-rabies vaccines for Category II & Category III bites and infiltration of Rabies immunoglobulin in all Cat III bites in all major anti-rabies clinics of government health facilities.

Source:PIB