Kochi: A COVID-19 patient who fled from the isolation ward of the Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College committed suicide within the hospital after being brought back. The patient hailing from Anadu near Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram district hanged himself in the isolation ward on Wednesday.
According to regional media reports, the 33 year old patient escaped from the hospital the other day and reached his home. However, local residents blocked him and informed the police. Later, the health workers took him back to the hospital.
According to health authorities, the patient was recovered and his two latest lab reports turned negative. The plan was to discharge him from the hospital on Wednesday. The patient had alcohol addiction and was showing serious withdrawal symptoms, according to reports.