‘547 cases of suicide registered in last two years’
Jammu, Jan 10: At least 1749 people have been killed in over ten thousand roads accidents in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government revealed on Wednesday.
Responding to a written query by National Conference member Mubarak Gul, the government said that 5501 road traffic accidents have taken place in the State during the year 2016 in which 958 persons were killed.
Similarly, it according to GNS said, during the 2017 (up to ending October), 4659 road traffic accidents occurred in which 791 persons were killed.
Jammu and Kashmir topped the list of “high accidental death-prone areas” in a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) survey conducted in 2013, which found that an accident in Jammu and Kashmir has a 64 percent chance of causing death as opposed to 36.4 percent for all of India.
Last year, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released a comprehensive report evaluating the state-wise trends of diseases and causes of death and disability.
In J&K, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost due to road injuries were the highest among all states of India in 2016
The DALY is an estimate of “years of healthy life lost to premature death and suffering” and are the sum of the years of life lost, and the years lived with disability, calculated per 100,000.
The report, first of its kind, is an estimate of the state-level disease burden and risk factors. In J&K, 1614 years of life per 100,000 are lost to death and disability by road accidents.
Meanwhile, the government revealed that there were 547 cases of suicide registered during the last two years in the State. (GNS)