New Delhi: In an attempt to escape from the hospital fearing he might have contracted coronavirus, a 55-year-old man admitted to Kalpana Chawla Medical College in Karnal, Haryana, on Monday fell from the sixth floor and died.Also Read - US Announces $25 Million Aid To Support India's COVID Vaccination Process
The man, a resident of a village in neighbouring Panipat, tied together a few bedsheets, a polythene sheet and his shirt to make a rope and escape out of the window of the isolation ward of the hospital. Also Read - Two-Third of Population Surveyed in 11 States Have Coronavirus Antibodies, Says ICMR Serosurvey
“He was admitted to the isolation ward. He tried to escape in the early hours of Monday, but fell to his death,” Inspector Sanjeev Gaur of Karnal Police said. Also Read - Gujarat Lockdown: State Relaxes Curbs, Reduces Night Curfew Timing | Full List of Guidelines Here
As he was kept in a separate room in the isolation ward, none of the nurses or hospital staff noticed during his act, the police said.
Preliminary reports of the man that arrived shortly after his death, proved negative for coronavirus. However, a final report is still awaited.
Many people have tried to pull off stunts to try and escape medical tests for the contagious infection. Yesterday, a man suffered serious fractures after he allegedly jumped from AIIMS Trauma Centre building in Delhi. He had shown symptoms of the disease, but test results were awaited.