Muscat: The Ministry of Health said that road accidents were a major factor in the increase in the number of injuries, disabilities and deaths in the Sultanate.
This was stated in the 2019 annual health report issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NSCI).
The ministry stated that the statistics of these accidents confirmed that the size of the problem is still large, and despite the decrease in the number of road accidents in recent years, the number of injuries and deaths remains high.
Where the institutions of the Ministry of Health received 346 deaths due to traffic accidents before reaching the health institution or before admission to the internal departments, in addition to the death in hospitals of (74) cases of accident victims among the inpatients.
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