The man named Ian Jones was bitten by a snake cobra in the rural district of Jodhpur, and is admitted to the city hospital of Jodhpur, about 350 kilometers from the capital city of Jaipur.
“Jones came last week after being bitten by a snake in a village there. Initially he was suspected of being positive for Covid-19 (for the second time) but it turned out negative,” said doctor Abhishek Tater who treated him at Medipulse Hospital, to AFP on Saturday (11/21/2020).
“While with us, he was conscious and had symptoms snake bite including blurred vision and difficulty walking, but these are usually temporary symptoms, “adds Tater.
Jones was then discharged from the hospital earlier this week.
“We feel there will be no long-term effects. If it doesn’t get better, he will recover in a few days,” the doctor added.
It is also said that snake bites are not uncommon in the rural area.
“Father was a fighter, while in India he was suffering from malaria and dengue fever before Covid-19,” said his son, Seb Jones.
He wrote it in a statement on the GoFundMe page that opened up to pay his medical bills, and traveled back to the Island of Wight in southern England.
“He can’t go home because of the pandemic, and as a family, we understand his desire to continue to support the many people who need him,” continued Seb.
Jones works with traditional craftsmen in Rajasthan, and through her charity-supported social endeavors, they help import goods from the UK to help local people escape poverty.