A Covid-19 patient at the Sungai Buloh Hospital sustained severe injuries after falling from the fifth floor while trying to escape the building yesterday (Tuesday, 24th August).
According to Harian Metro, the incident took place at 3:20pm. It was reported that the 33-year-old victim was admitted to the ward around 3am the same day after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Sungai Buloh district police chief, Supt Shafa’aton Abu Bakar, said the “depressed-looking patient” attempted to get out of the ward before struggling with a nurse who tried to stop him. “The male patient acted aggressively towards the nurse by punching them in the face. He also disturbed other patients before escaping through the ward’s window and tried to jump off,” the police official stated.
Shafa’aton further explained that the incident was noticed by other staff at the hospital and they tried to rescue him. However, the patient eventually fell to the ground floor of the hospital. As per the reports, the man suffered injuries on his face and body and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
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As stated by the police chief herself, the case is currently being investigated for further action.
Source: Harian Metro.
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