In a second suicide death in a row, COVID-19 patient killed himself at the Omandurar multi-specialty Government General Hospital in Chennai on Wednesday. The death of the 57-year-old man came as a shock to the Chennai medical community days after a 50-year-old man of Mathur killed himself at the Stanley Medical College and Hospital.
According to the reports from the hospital authorities, the patient who recently committed suicide was admitted to Omandurar Government General Hospital with complaints of breathlessness and had been receiving treatment for a week. A few days after which the man went to the restroom located in the hospital. When he did not return after a long time after a while authorities found him dead hanging from the ceiling hook.
A case has been registered and investigations are on. Police have registered a case and are investigating the reason behind his death. They said that he appeared to be depressed since he was tested positive. The man from Royapuram was working as a clerk at the Madras High Court.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 817 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Of the 817 cases, Chennai recorded 558 cases, thereby pushing the total cases in the city to 12,203.