15 Suicides Every Hour In India in 2015


  More than 133,623 Indians committed suicide in India in 2015, according to the latest data available, with almost 15 suicides every hour in India.   The rate of suicides in cities–12.2 per 100,000–was higher than the rest of the country, which reported 10.6 per 100,000, according to the 2015 Accidental Deaths and Suicides report released …Read More

21% Indians Received Medical Attention from Untrained Personnel Before Dying


  Only 35% people received medical attention from qualified medical personnel before dying, according to the government’s Sample Registration Survey (SRS) report, 2015.   While 27% received medical attention at government hospitals, 17% received attention at private hospitals.   As many as 21% people received attention from an untrained person before dying, the data show. …Read More