Jul 02, 2019

Around a million hospitalised annually due to accidents Featured

The Health Promotion Bureau stated that the main cause of around one million hospitalisations and disability annually in Sri Lanka is due to accidents.

The Bureau stated that the majority of deaths of persons between 15-44 is due to accidents. This is the most productive age group of the country and due to unexpected and intentional harm thousands of lives are lost each year.

In order to minimise such accidents, the Health Ministry has named July 01-05 as the Accident Prevention week.

The Health Promotion Bureau stated that each day during this week has been allocated for road accidents, work place accidents, home and elders home accidents, pre-school accidents and accidents which happen at school.