23-year-old, a Covid suspect, commits suicide

New Delhi, March 18

A suspected Covid-19 patient, originally from Punjab’s Balachaur, today committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of Safdarjang Hospital here.

Tanveer Singh, 23, had returned from Sydney this evening in an Air India flight and reported headache during the screening process at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The Health Ministry said after the passenger reported a headache, one of the symptoms for Covid-19, he was referred to Safdarjung Hospital for further checks as per protocol being followed to manage people returning from Covid-19 affected nations.

“The patient reached Safdarjang Hospital around 9 pm. He was taken to the seventh floor for admission and evaluation. When doctors reached the room, he wasn’t found there. A doctor coming out of building observed a body lying on the floor at 9.15 pm. She immediately reported. The person was, however, found dead,” the ministry said. — TNS

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