81-year-old COVID-19 patient dies by suicide in Nagpur hospital

The incident took place at the Government Medical College and Hospital on Monday.

Published: 30th March 2021 02:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2021 02:39 PM   |  A+A-

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NAGPUR: In a shocking incident, an 81-year-old COVID-19 patient allegedly committed suicide at the government hospital in Nagpur.

The incident took place at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Nagpur on Monday.

Dr Kanchan Wankhede, Medical Superintendent (Incharge), GMC Nagpur, informed that the old man -- who was admitted in the COVID-19 ward of the hospital -- committed suicide by hanging himself using an oxygen pipe inside a bathroom.

Nagpur has been witnessing a dynamic surge in COVID cases and reported 3,177 new infections on Monday. There are 38,298 active cases in the district.  

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call AASRA's 24x7 Helpline: +91-9820466726 for assistance)


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