About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Road Accidents: Leading Cause of Death in India

by Bidita Debnath on October 13, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Font : A-A+

 Road Accidents: Leading Cause of Death in India

Road accidents result in a major loss to the economy, opined experts and surgeons from Uttar Pradesh at a three-day workshop on trauma, organised by Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) medical college.

Habib Raza, organising secretary and chairman of department of surgery said that in comparison to neighbouring countries, India has the largest number of road accidents, which amounts to a great economic loss for the country.

Advertisement

He said: "In India, reported road traffic fatalities in 2010 were 133,938, out of which 85 percent were male and the rest were female. The estimated GDP loss due to road traffic crashes amounted to three percent."

"There were 2,958 reported road traffic fatalities in Bangladesh in 2009. The estimated GDP loss due to road traffic crashes was 1.6 percent. In Pakistan, the reported road traffic fatalities in 2010 were 5,192," Raza said.
Advertisement

The professor also said that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, and death due to trauma stands at fifth place.

Earlier, inaugurating the workshop, AMU vice chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah said he appreciated the efforts of the organisers and assured all possible help. He said the trauma centre building is ready and the equipment is being acquired.

A panel discussion was also organised on problems encountered in managing a trauma centre. Muzaffar Ahmad, disaster management expert from New Delhi, M.C. Misra, director of AIIMS Trauma Centre, and T.D. Yadav, associate professor, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh participated in the discussion.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Printed Temperature Sensors help with Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Health Benefits of Giloy
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - It's time to RISE
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Death Facts Bereavement 

Recommended Reading
Road Accidents may be Minimized by Mobile Phone Jammers
Mobile phones are fast turning into a global killer even thought they may have brought instant ......
More Youth Suffering Spinal Injuries from Road Accidents, Say Officials
According to doctors and officials, people in the 15-35 age group are suffering from spinal ......
Road Accident Victims Now Benefit Cashless Treatment
ICICI Lombard and The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways team up together and offer cashless .....
Air Pollution More Deadlier Than Road Accidents in Brazil
In Sao Paulo, air pollution kills more people annually than road accidents, Brazil's most populous ....
Bereavement
Bereavement refers to grief, pain and sadness following the loss of a loved one, especially during t...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use