Doctors at the Soma Clinic in the capital of Antioquia are trying to save the lives of two women who were rescued from a metro rail after an alleged suicide attempt.
This Friday, December 30, just after 1:00 PM the emergency happened at the San Antonio station. The 27-year-old mother apparently grabbed her young daughter’s hand and jumped in front of the train.
Seeing them, the driver suddenly stopped the car. The bodies were however bruised, according to reports relief agencies provided to Semana.
Both have serious injuries to their legs and the doctors at Soma Clinic felt that they might suffer from amputation. According to the report shared at 4:30 pm, the most serious condition has to be faced by an adult.
Meanwhile, messages of concern about the continuing loss of life occurring at Medellin Metro facilities in the city are raining down on social networks.
The trend of suicide is increasing. The figures are skyrocketing and the first alarm is sounding. Paisa’s mental health is in intensive care. So far in 2022, around 174 people have taken their lives.
The district ombudsman warned in the last hours that the number is high and called on the institutions that are in charge of this issue to prioritize the execution of actions that help prevent these scenarios that concern today’s residents .
Based on data from the Single Registry of Births and Deaths, associated between January 1 and October 31, 2022, There were 161 deaths by suicide in the capital of Antioquia. Correspond to 18% of women (30) and 81% of men (131).
However, the Epidemiological Week report number 47 showed that from the first day of 2022 to November 26 of the same year, 174 cases were registered, this data is being studied by the Medellin health authorities.
The age range with the highest number of female gender is divided into two parts. The first goes from ages 20 to 24, while the second starts at 35 and ends at 39. In men it remains from 15 to 44.
With regard to suicidal behaviour, there were 2,201 cases where people tried to kill themselves in the city between January and October. Of these, 1,476 are female (67 per cent) and 725 are male (33 per cent). These numbers also increased manifold.
An analysis by this agency of the public ministry showed the events that most often trigger these conditions. For the most part, the difficulties they have with their relatives are the focus of most of the study.
For example, 814 cases are related to family problems, 650 due to accidents with their partner, and another 226 due to economic reasons. Although the list of reasons that the experts of this unit put together is very long.
Other factors considered in suicidal behavior in Medellin include loss of loved ones, situations that create uncertainty in the school environment, legal troubles, abuse, family problems, and suicides of relatives.
The observatory of Medellín’s ombudsman for the fundamental right to health puts a magnifying glass on the situation and anticipates that it will continuously monitor the statistics, but that its main objective is to accelerate prevention among residents.
“It calls for the continuation of working with the district health secretariat and other competent institutions to help prevent and reduce suicidal behavior in the city,” the agency of the public ministry said.