A Covid-19 patient who was undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru allegedly committed suicide on Monday morning. According to Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr Sudhakar, the deceased was admitted to the hospital on April 24 with a severe acute respiratory infection (SARI). He was also suffering from a kidney disorder and was undergoing dialysis.
VV Puram police confirmed that the 50-year-old patient jumped from the 6th floor of the hospital’s trauma centre at around 9 am on Monday morning. The police is investigating the case and the hospital staff is being questioned.
According to a report, the patient was stable despite his underlying health issues. “The patient was undergoing counselling and was stable. He also had his breakfast before taking this extreme step,” the sources said. It is also reported that a 45-year-old patient from the same ward died on Sunday due to COVID-19. She was earlier diagnosed with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and she was also a diabetic with a past history of tuberculosis and pneumonia.