63-year-old COVID-19 patient hangs himself at Delhi Hospital

Nation Next Newsroom | Jun 2, 2020 19:58

In a shocking incident, a 63-year-old man, retired Delhi Jal Board employee, hanged himself at Batra Hospital on May 31. He was reportedly undergoing treatment for kidney-related issues at a private hospital for the past 10 years before he got tested for coronavirus. The Police have suspected that the man committed suicide due to his health condition. Atul Kumar Thakur, DCP South Delhi said that he was found hanging from the ceiling fan inside room 511 at 4 pm.

Dr SCL Gupta, Batra Hospital, said, “The patient was suffering from chronic kidney disease and undergoing treatment at another hospital. On May 19, he complained of fever and was admitted to Batra Hospital, where he tested positive for coronavirus. As he was undergoing regular dialysis due to his kidney issue, he was also being treated for coronavirus.”

Dr Gupta added, “Kidney patients are usually more susceptible to the virus because they have low immunity. He was given a meal around 3 pm on Sunday. After 30-40 minutes, when the nurse went back to give him medicines she found him hanging from the ceiling fan. She called the doctors, who tried to revive him, but he had passed away.”

Police said that the man lived with family at Meethapur. No suicide note was recovered.