Assam: 60-year-old COVID-19 patient commits suicide in Tinsukia hospital
Kambhu Tanti, a 60-year-old COVID-19 patient reportedly died by suicide at Mohkhuli Model Hospital in Tinsukia district of upper Assam on Wednesday.
According to health officials, Tanti, a tea garden worker at Samdang tea estate near Doomdooma, was admitted to hospital along with his wife on May 22.
A health official said, “Tanti took the extreme step in the room allotted to the couple after they tested positive for COVID-19. His wife is in a state of complete shock. Tanti has been recovering from COVID-19 infection but the reason he took this step is not known,”.
“We have sent the body for post-mortem and an investigation into matter is ongoing,” said an officer of the health department.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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