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Ogun: NPC registers 49,000 deaths in six months

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Ogun: NPC registers 49,000 deaths in six months

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No fewer than 49,917 deaths have been registered with the National Population Commission this year.

The figure is contained in an app called RapidSMS designed by the NPC.

The RapidSMS functions as a data collection and reporting platform for online and offline birth registration and death registration.

Checks by our correspondent on Thursday showed that 49,917 deaths have been registered with the NPC this year so far.

A breakdown by gender showed that 32,746 of the dead were male while 17,171 were females.

The app further revealed that 29,701 deaths were certified while 20,216 were uncertified.

A breakdown of reported causes of death showed 7,400 people died as a result of fevers/typhoid; 4,041 died as a result of accidents/injuries; 1,227 died from childbirth; 968 from HIV/AIDS, and 36,281 from other ailments.