Ian Jones was bitten by an Indian cobra in rural Jodhpur district of the desert state and admitted to hospital in Jodhpur metropolis, about 350 kilometres (220 miles) from the regional capital Jaipur.
“Jones came to us last week after a snake bite in a village in the region. Initially it was suspected that he is also Covid-19 positive (for the second time) but he tested negative for that,” physician Abhishek Tater, who handled him on the native Medipulse Hospital, informed AFP on Saturday.
“While with us, he was conscious and had snake bite symptoms including blurring of vision and difficulty to walk, but these are generally transient symptoms,” Tater added.
Jones was discharged earlier within the week. “We feel that there won’t be any long term effects. If he hasn’t already improved, he’d do so within next few days,” the physician added.
He mentioned snake bites weren’t unusual within the rural elements of the area.
“Dad is a fighter, throughout his outing in India he had already suffered from malaria and dengue fever earlier than Covid-19,” his son, Seb Jones, mentioned in a press release on a GoFundMe web page set as much as assist pay his medical payments and journey again to the Isle of Wight in southern England.
“He had not been capable of journey house as a result of pandemic and as a household we understood his need to proceed to assist the many individuals who relied on him,” he added.
Jones works with conventional craftsmen in Rajasthan and thru his charity-backed social enterprise, Sabirian, helps import their items into Britain to assist them escape poverty.