A British man who contracted malaria, dengue fever and Covid-19 whereas working for a charity in India is now battling to get better from a venomous cobra chew.

After working the gauntlet of the infectious illnesses, Ian Jones was bitten by the lethal snake in a village close to Jodhpur in western India’s Rajasthan state. Whereas lucky to outlive the chew, he’s now struggling with blindness and leg paralysis.

The Isle of Wight man’s household say he spent practically two weeks in intensive care however has now left the hospital due to a scarcity of beds and a excessive variety of coronavirus sufferers. Jones is “very frightened” by his situation however his docs are hopeful he could make a full restoration. 

“Dad is a fighter, throughout his trip in India he had already suffered from malaria and dengue fever earlier than Covid-19,” his son, Seb Jones, stated on a GoFundMe web page set as much as assist pay his father’s medical payments and journey again to the UK.

The previous healthcare employee runs a charity that helps conventional craftsmen in Rajasthan import their items into Britain to assist them commerce their approach out of poverty.

When the pandemic broke out, Jones elected to remain in India to assist help the group the place the charity operates. “Once we heard he had additionally suffered what’s normally a deadly snake chew on prime of all that he had been via, we actually couldn’t consider it,” his son added.

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