Coronavirus patient jumped to death from 7th floor of hospital building isolation ward

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Coronavirus patient jumped to death from 7th floor of hospital building isolation ward

ISLAMABAD - Coronavirus patient jumped to death from 7th floor of hospital building isolation ward in India.

A 50-year-old Covid-19 patient on Monday allegedly jumped to death from the seventh floor of a hospital he was admitted to in India, where he had been admitted.

The man at the Trauma Care Centre in Victoria Hospital campus had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 24 and was admitted to the Trauma Care Centre’s Covid-19 isolation ward.

Though he showed no symptoms of Covid-19, he had been sent to the ICU on the seventh floor as he had renal complications, hospital sources said.

The patient, who was not exactly bed-ridden, is said to have come out of his ICU and managed to open the latch of the fire exit from where he leapt around 8.30am.

He landed on the tin roof of the patient waiting area below, the sources said.

The hospital staff heard a loud thud around 8.30am and rushed out to find the man lying on the tin roof. He died instantly.

Police, however, said that they are yet to conclude whether it is a case of suicide or accident.

The man had no travel history to Covid-19 affected countries nor was he in touch with any Covid-19 patient. He had developed Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and was tested for Covid-19. He was also suffering from pneumonia, Hepatitis C viral infection and chronic renal disorder.