Monday, September 3, 2012

Anti-Venom Information

Hi Everyone, Following the latest snake cobra sighting in Ledang Heights, our neighbour has investigated steps to take in case if someone is bitten by a snake in this area.


Entry by Wendy:

The nearest hospital is Sultanah Aminah General Hospital in Johor Bahru: 80100 Johor Bahru, along Jalan Abu Bakar! It is 22 kilometers from East Ledang and if you drive FAST I would think you can get there in about 10-15 minutes. Take coastal highway directly there. All parents are recommended to visit this place once as a preparation! You must drive to the EMERGENCY ROOM called KECEMASAN.

Private hospitals such as Columbia Asia and KJP Specialists DO NOT CARRY ANTI-VENOM!!! DO NOT GO THERE...ONLY WASTES TIME.

The most crucial factor to surviving poisonous bites is TIME...get to anti-venom IMMEDIATELY. Also, knowing what type of snake is important - I will research this and send photos and good descriptions.

You should call while driving there to alert the emergency doctors of the situation to SAVE TIME: 225-7000, extension 3248.

The anti-venoms that are available are for bites from: malaysian pit vipers, cobras, kraits, sea snake... and polyvalent anti-venom is available for unidentifiable snake bites.

If ever you find a snake you can contact the security guards (075513367) or wildlife department of Johor (+6072247436) for removal.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this crucial informations..!!!

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    1. No worries, please help to pass this on :)

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  2. what about Columbia hospital at Nusajaya ?

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    1. Hi Hermy, apparently Columbia does not carry anti-venom.

      Rgds,
      Erika

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