A Cuban resident in the city of Cienfuegos denounces this Wednesday that her husband with a psychiatric illness committed suicide for lack of medical attention,
In a video shared by the activist Raúl González on his Facebook profile, the suicide by hanging of the Cuban E Unidos Acosta González, a resident of the city of Cienfuegos on Calle 23, between 50 and 52 No, 5005, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia is exposed. paranoid.
In the images, his wife Leonarda Galeto Machena denounces that her husband, who tried to assassinate her several times, did not have the medications that controlled her disease.
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She also states that every time she requested the admission of her sick husband to protect herself and that he received the care required for her condition, she did not obtain the appropriate response.
The wife of the deceased relates in the video that is shared by the social network that, even after her husband’s suicide, only the Family Doctor had been there, and showed how he still remained on a sofa in the living room of his house.
She specified that after several hours after her husband had committed suicide, no authority had come to her home to follow up on this unfortunate event.
The suicide It is the tenth leading cause of death in Cuba, and the third among those under 18 years of age, according to data from the Ministry of Public Health, which indicates that there is a higher prevalence of suicide in men, while attempts are more frequent in women.
The age group with the highest suicide mortality rate in Cuba is the one from 20 to 59, and the provinces with the highest rates are Las Tunas, Holguín, Villa Clara and Sancti Spíritus.
During 2020, the start year of the coronavirus pandemic, suicide deaths on the island increased.
In that year, 81 more events were recorded than in 2019. The data from the Statistical Yearbook of Health 2021, prepared by MINSAP, refer that 1,548 Cubans committed suicide on the island, for an average rate of 13 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
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