A patient undergoing treatment at Tiruchy Government Hospital jumped off the sixth floor of the hospital after being frustrated from dealing with the fever. The 34-year-old died on the spot.
As he showed no signs of recovery, Ganesamurthy’s parents took him to the Tiruchy General Hospital on November 22 where he tested positive for dengue and was admitted accordingly. to the special dengue ward. After the symptoms subsided, Ganesamurthy was shifted to the sixth floor of the Super Specialty ward in the GH and his father Nagaraj, was attending to him in the room. Ganesamurthy was supposed to be discharged on Saturday.
The doctors confirmed that dengue symptoms had subsidized and asked him to continue with the medicines at home. On Monday, however, Ganesamurthy again had fever. He then voiced his frustration with being unwell and tried to avoid taking his medicines.
Around 7.30 am on Tuesday, Ganesamurthy went to the terrace of the multi-specialty hospital and jumped. He fell in front of the mortuary and died on the spot. The GH police retrieved the body and sent it for post-mortem examination.
Commenting on the incident, dean Vanitha said that the terrace remains locked all the time and only the plumber would open it every day. On Tuesday, when the plumber opened the terrace, Ganesamurthy used the opportunity to follow him and jumped to his death. “We are questioning our plumber for more details,” the dean said.