Sample of suspected Covid-19 patient who killed self at hospital weren't collected: Health Ministry

Sample of suspected Covid-19 patient who killed self at hospital weren't collected: Health Ministry

The samples of the suspected coronavirus patient who allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi , weren't collected for testing, a senior health ministry official said on Thursday.

The facts within the case aren't yet known and an inquiry into the matter has been initiated by the hospital administration, the official said adding that samples of a deceased aren't tested.

The health ministry said the person , who was living in Sydney, received the Delhi airport on Wednesday. At the airport, he reported headache as 'chief complaint' in his self-reporting form.

He was delivered to the Safdarjung Hospital by the airport authorities and immediately put within the isolation ward, hospital sources said.

The health ministry said that on reaching the hospital around 9 pm on Wednesday, he was taken to the seventh floor for evaluation.

When doctors reached there, he wasn't found. Meanwhile, another doctor while beginning of the building at 9.15 pm observed a body lying at the bottom floor, the statement said. While police said he was 35-years-old, the health ministry statement said the person was 23-years-old.