The Local Civil Registry Office reported that the number of deaths during the first quarter of this year was m2.95 percent more than the deaths during the same period last year.
Local Civil Registrar Luz Perez disclosed that there were some 661 deaths that were reported in the city during the first quarter of this year which is 2.95 percent higher compared to the 642 deaths that were reported during the same period in 2021.
On the other hand, she revealed that there were some 17 deaths that were documented in the city during the first quarter of this year which decreased by 5.56 percent from the total number of infant deaths registered by the said office during the same period last year.
The local civil registrar stipulated that the age group of 60 and above comprised the biggest number of deaths which is around 403 or 60.97 percent of the recorded deaths in the city during the first quarter of this year.
According to her, the civil registration and vital statistics system are systems that produce births, deaths, and causes of death information, which are one of the fundamental strategic importance for the country’s development process and governance.
She explained that the same is also considered the gold standard of health information in the country, especially during the prevailing Corona virus Disease (COVID) 2019 pandemic, where vital statistics played a crucial role in accurate and timely decision-making of officials.
Moreover, Perez emphasized that civil registration contributes in many ways to the normal functioning of society because if a country deems it important to improve family organizations in order to guarantee social order; to guarantee human rights; to promote public health and to make available better information on which to base development planning, it should consider improvement of civil registration an important and pressing matter. – Dexter A. See