Kolkata, May 18 UNI | 2 months ago

Panic struck in a five-star private hospital when a snake was found on the bed of a patient in a woman ward on the second floor on E M Bye-Pass near here today.

Thirty-year-old Sutapa Kar was sleeping with her five-year-old son Soumendra when she felt cold on her shoulder. As she touched it was a ten-inch snake and she immediately shook it off and fell unconscious in fear. The incident happened around 0600 hours near Salt Lake Stadium.

She said she was in the hospital after her son was hospitalized on Monday for dehydration. They immediately took leave from the medical facility.

Hospital management official Joy Basu admitted the incident and said the staff members immediately came to rescue and killed the snake.

(Posted on 18-05-2014)