A 49-year-old COVID-19 patient undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday allegedly died by suicide by jumping off the third floor of the building in Chhattisgarh’s capital.
The incident took place in the C-block of the institute located under Amanaka police station area on Thursday, said Inspector Bharat Lal Bareth, station house officer of Amanka police station.
A resident of the Janjgir-Champa district, the Corona patient man was admitted to AIIMS on November 22 and although the patient’s condition was better than earlier, he said.
The patient allegedly jumped from the window of a bathroom on the third floor of the building and was rushed for emergency treatment, following which he succumbed to his injuries at around 12 pm, the SHO said.
No suicide note has been recovered so far and probe is underway to ascertain the reason behind the extreme step, the official said.
An accidental death report has been registered in this connection, he added.
In August this year, a 65-year old Coronavirus detected man had committed suicide in AIIMS hospital in Raipur while COVID-19 patient had allegedly hanged himself inside a toilet at a COVID-19 care centre in Janjgir-Champa district of the state.