Last week, while I was doing some work, looking in the health statistic of Ninevah governorate. I found those figures, which look interesting to me.
Total inhabitance of the governorate = 2637327
The number of governmental hospitals = 14. Only 9 inside Mosul city and the other are in the related rural areas.
The total number of beds in those hospitals = 2712
There are 3 private hospitals in the city (not included in this statistic)
The statistic is for the year 2005.
The figures which interested me are:
1- Number of patients consulted the out patient departments during the year 2005= 1254905, and = 3438/day
2- Number of cases to the ERs for different causes = 314619, = 861/day
3- Free of charge operations (including the casualties from military activities) = 161 per day.
4-The number of born baby = 88916, that’s mean 243 new born baby per day,
Two third of them were in the Hospitals and one third at homes.
5-The number of deaths from different causes = 10180 per year, that is 28 per day.
6- The born/death ratio is = 9 (very high figure)
This figure, the born/death ratio is very high, in the developed country it is around 1. The cause is unknown, but I have an opinion in my mind that it may has some relation to the general situation of the city.
The "curfew", force people to stay at homes from the early evening.
The "no electricity" force people to go to bed too early.
The "no heating feul" keep the people close to each other to get some warm.