Profile of Fatal Cases of Organophosphosphorus Poisoning at a Tertiary Care Centre, Mandya

Authors

  • K. Ashwini Narayan1 , K. Ashwini Narayan2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10383

Keywords:

Organophosphorus poisoning, Farmers suicide, Respiratory Failure.

Abstract

Organophosphorus Compound (OP) poisoning is the most common and the highest amongst fatal cases of

poisoning consumption deal in MIMS hospital. It is the commonly abused poison amongst rural and urban

population more so amongst our Farmers. Fatal cases of organophosphorus poisoning were analyzed during

the study period from 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2018. The analysis was done on age, sex, occupation, socio

economic status, motive of poison consumption and result.

Mandya District being dominated by agriculturists and sugarcane being the cash crop, drought, insufficient

rain fall, raising costs of living, high debts, Cauvery water non available for agricultural use due to water

sharing between neighboring states like Tamilnadu, Pondichery etc., increasing number of bore wells and

ground water depletion, leading to crop failures and thereby resulting in Farmers suicide.

The major cause of death in these cases treated at MIMS were Respiratory failure.

Author Biography

K. Ashwini Narayan1 , K. Ashwini Narayan2

1Associate Professor, 2Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,

Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

K. Ashwini Narayan1 , K. Ashwini Narayan2. (2020). Profile of Fatal Cases of Organophosphosphorus Poisoning at a Tertiary Care Centre, Mandya. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 354-356. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10383