Gujarat Exclusive > 55-year-old man dies while trying to escape hospital’s isolation ward using bed sheets

55-year-old man dies while trying to escape hospital’s isolation ward using bed sheets

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A 55-year-old man from Panipat in Haryana, a suspected case of coronavirus, died in an attempt to escape from the sixth-floor isolation ward of a hospital.

The man fell from a window of Kalpana Chawla Medical College in Karnal at around 4 am on Monday. He had fashioned a rope using bedsheets and plastic packets and was trying to climb down the wall when he fell, the police said.

The man had been admitted to hospital on April 1 and was in the isolation ward. As he had multiple ailments, according to doctors, he had been isolated even though he had not shown symptoms of COVID-19.

His blood test results were yet to come out.

The incident has raised questions on security at the isolation ward.

Yesterday, a patient survived with fractures after allegedly jumping from a trauma centre building at AIIMS, Delhi, according to a news agency.

The patient was also a suspected case of coronavirus, with the results of his tests pending.

Haryana has 84 cases of coronavirus, including one death. On Sunday, a 58-year-old man from a village in Karnal, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at the PGIMER Hospital.

Across India, the number of COVID-19 cases has touched 4,067 and 109 people have died due to the virus.

11 new coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad in last 12-hour, Gujarat’s total tally touch 144