Gujarat earthquake causes major mental health problemsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7332.259c (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:259
- Rohit Sharma
Last year's earthquake in Gujarat, which occurred a year ago last Saturday, resulted in widespread but neglected mental health problems, a conference of non-governmental organisations and mental health specialists meeting in Ahmedabad, India, concluded last week.
The massive earthquake killed between 14 000 and 20 000 people, damaged over 1.2 million houses, and affected almost 8000 villages in Gujarat, west India. More than 3000 health facilities were destroyed, including a 281 bed district hospital, a 16 bed …