Thirteen days after drinking a poisonous substance in her bid to commit suicide, 16-year-old Farhana Mohamed of Anna Regina squatting area in Region Two, today, succumbed at the Suddie Pubic Hospital. Mohamed, who recently got married, had related that she was facing “relationship” problems with her husband and in-laws.
Ferhana Mohamed, the 16-year-old mother of one who succumbed earlier today after doctors at the Suddie Hospital failed in their bid to save her life 13 days after she drank poison
The teenager, who is also a mother of one, reported that she drank one mouthful of ‘gamaxone’ poison due to frustration.
Meanwhile, two days ago, a 43-year-old market vendor was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital after she attempted to end her life. The mother of four is presently hospitalised and she reportedly ingested half glass of ‘gamaxone’.
INews understands that the market vendor, Nalinie Persaud, had an heated argument with her husband. She became frustrated and drank half glass of the poisonous substance due to confusion. Her condition is listen as critical.
Also, 22-year old Nelina Ramesh from La Belle Alliance who had ingested a quantity of medication has been discharged, while 24-year-old Yosoda Munniram from Fairfield took her own discharge and went home.
Sushelia Khemraj from San Souci Wakenaam and 20-year-old Savita Sursattie aka Bindu from Golden Fleece Estate are presently hospitalized. Doctors are monitoring their conditions.
With the alarming number of suicide cases on the Essequibo Coast, the Chairman of Region Two Daveanand Ramdatt had mentioned at a recent RDC statutory meeting that the situation is worrying and efforts will be made at the level of the RDC to help raise awareness. Already several religious organizations have planned several activities to tackle the suicide scourge plaguing Guyana.
So far for this year, 5 persons lost their lives to suicide in Region Two, dubbed the suicide capital for Guyana.