Health Ministry takes steps after suicide statistics observations during past 15 years

Health Ministry takes steps after suicide statistics observations during past 15 years

Health Ministry takes steps after suicide statistics observations during past 15 years

Written by Staff Writer

11 Sep, 2016 | 8:31 am

The Health Ministry states that during the past fifteen years, 25 to 30 incidents of suicides during the period of pregnancy, have been reported.

Dr. Kapila Jayarathne of the Ministry of Health said that, based on these reports. steps have been taken to formulate a procedure to minimise the number of these cases.

According to the World Health Organisation, suicide is a global phenomenon in all regions of the world, with, 75% of global suicide occurring  in low and middle-income countries.

The World Health Organisation also states that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds.

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