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A matrix against snakebites
There are signs of success. Pakistan, once a major importer of Indian polyvalent antivenom, now manufactures its own, through the initiatives of the Islamabad-based National Institute of Health, and provides free treatment for snakebite victims who reach a government medical facility in time. At district-level, these facilities are equipped with ventilators and dialysis machines to deal with emergencies arising from venom or treatment with antivenom.
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