Profile of Fatal Cases of Organophosphosphorus Poisoning at a Tertiary Care Centre, Mandya
Keywords:Organophosphorus poisoning, Farmers suicide, Respiratory Failure.
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.
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