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COVID-19 patient commits suicide

by Raju Vernekar
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Mumbai, July 20:

A COVID-19 patient Prashant Ambekar (40) ended his life after jumping down from
the 5floor window of the COVID centre located at Tata Amantra Housing Complex in Kalyan, about 38 kms from Mumbai on late Sunday evening. 
The deceased residing at Dombivali in Thane district who had tested positive, was admitted to the centre on 17 July and was allotted a room on the 9 th floor of the centre. However mentally upset deceased was not opening the door and had refused to take treatment. Since he continued his defiance, worried hospital staff, accompanied by doctors reached his room on Sunday. However he refused to open the door. After a lot of persuasion he opened the door. 
Then the hospital administration decided to shift him to 5 th floor ward and he was taken along. However he gave a slip to the hospital team and escaped and jumped down from the window. He died on the spot. 
This is the fourth suicide by a COVID-19 patient in and around Mumbai. A 29-year-old female Covid-19 patient, who was under treatment at BYL Nair Hospital in South Mumbai had committed a suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling with her scarf in the bathroom of ward No 25 on 15 April, 2020. 
On 9 May, a 60-year-old COVID-19 male patient had committed a suicide at Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri  in North West Mumbai. Similarly a 63-year-old female COVID-19 patient admitted to ESIS hospital in Kandivli East in North Mumbai had committed suicide by hanging herself with a saree on 17 May, 2020. 
Also the 53-year-old man, a resident of a fisherman colony in Mahim, admitted to the BYL Nair Hospital had committed suicide by hanging himself inside a bathroom of the hospital on 4 June,2020. Initially the deceased was admitted to private hospital on 22 May and had tested negative. But since his reports indicated he had pneumonia, he was admitted to the Nair Hospital on 31 May and tested negative for the virus again. However he continued to be under treatment since he had  breathing issues.

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