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Snakebite now a notifiable disease in Karnataka

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The Karnataka government has made snakebite a notifiable disease in the state across all health facilities on the Integrated Health Information Platform, an official order released on Monday said. According to an official notification dated February 12 , Karnataka’s Health Department has directed all private and government hospitals as well as medical institutes to register all the cases of snakebites — be it in-patients, out-patients and death cases on the Integrated health Information Platform.
This means that any snakebite case in the state presented to a private or government hospital, must be reported under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program of the state government The move comes in the wake of increased incidents of snakebite in Karnataka. As per a report and data from the Department of Health and Family Welfare, in 2023 alone (between January and October) the state recorded 5,316 snakebites.

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