Heart attack deaths on rise among NRIs

Majority of NRI workers have been dying in the UAE due to heart attack. The Indian Consulate in Dubai said 397 out of 698 Indians who died between January and June this year succumbed to heart attack.

By Author  |  Published: 1st Sep 2019  11:47 pm

Jeddah: Marmapalli Chinna Bhojanna (45) of Balkonda mandal in Nizamabad district was perfectly well when he died in Dubai due to heart attack recently. Of late, several young Indians have been succumbing to heart attack in the United Arab Emirates.

Majority of NRI workers have been dying in the UAE due to heart attack. The Indian Consulate in Dubai said 397 out of 698 Indians who died between January and June this year succumbed to heart attack.

Six out of 10 Indian deaths in Dubai and other Gulf cities were attributed to cardiac arrest and seven out of 10 Indians who died in Abu Dhabi in the first half of the year for the same reason, reported Gulf News.

The heart attack caused the deaths of 131 of 182 Indians — or 72 per cent — who died in Abu Dhabi from January to June this year. Among them 57 were in the 20-40 age group, 14 in the 20-30 group and 43 in the 30-40 group, report said.

A total of 1759 Indians deaths reported in 2018 in UAE out of it 1052 died due to heart attack.

“We demand to classify heart attack death as professional hazard death for younger workers in the gulf region”, Gulf migrants activist Manda Bheem Reddy said.

He underscored that youth reaching only after health fitness but desert environment in gulf is attributing to heart attack therefore it should be treated as professional illness.

Bheem Reddy said that people who died with heart attack were deprived of any financial compensation.

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