Suspected coronavirus patient jumps to death from hospital building
New Delhi : A 35-year-old man jumped to death from Safdarajung Hospital Delhi on suspicion of being infected with the novel coronavirus. He had returned to India from Sydney and was shifted to the hospital, said police.
A media report confirmed with the hospital official, the man was suspected to have the coronavirus but it was not yet confirmed as his reports are pending. "His samples have been collected, but the results are not back yet," said the official.
Defender Arya, deputy commissioner of police (south-west), said that the man belonged to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district of Punjab and had been living in Sydney in Australia for the past one year.
"He arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport by an Air India flight and had complained of a headache. A nodal officer has informed us that he was admitted to Safdarajung Hospital around 9 pm on Wednesday," said Arya.
The man was received by his family at the airport, they are now at the hospital where autopsy needs to be done.
He was admitted to the Super Specialty Block of the Safdarajung Hospital and housed on the seventh floor. The officer said that he jumped to his death from that floor within minutes of his admission.
No FIR is expected to be filed in the matter, said the investigator.