Algeria – After the death of a teacher of the superior, two other children are hospitalized in the resuscitation department following scorpion stings.
After the death of Dr. Aouissat Aïcha, two other children are hospitalized in the resuscitation department following scorpion stings. Although Aisha stayed for 10 days in the hospital in the Southeast capital, she was not transferred to another hospital or healed. Some parties have, moreover, denounced the lack of specialist doctors in cardiology and neurology in this hospital.
Regarding scorpion stings, Mustapha Khiati, president of the National Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Research Development (FOREM), said, "There are programs that have been put in place from the end of the 1980s to the present day … but we can see that these programs are not practiced on the ground. "
Algeria still can not self-suffice in the production of the cure for scorpion bites
million. Khiati further added that Algeria is still importing the remedy for scorpion stings from abroad.
Despite the existence of a large number of dangerous scorpions in Algeria, the authorities still can not produce a sufficient quantity of medicine against deadly bites, and have always resorted to the importation of this product since outside because of lack of specialized personnel in this field.