New Delhi: A man on Sunday attempted a suicide by trying to jump off from the third floor of Safdarjung Hosiptal in the national capital. He said he was COVID-19 positive, and if anybody came near him, he would slash his wrist. Also Read - Indian Railways Latest News: 1310 Special Trains Will Originate & Terminate in South Central Railway Zone During Festivals
He was also spotted spitting at authorities while they were trying to rescue him. Also Read - Corona Vaccine Latest News: Govt Readies Database to Vaccinate Health Workers First, States/UTs to Provide Details by Next Friday
The man was finally rescued. Also Read - COVID-19 Positive Para-Archer Ankit Discharged From Hospital, to Remain in Isolation
This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. On March 18, a youth from Punjab committed suicide by jumping off a building at the city’s Safdarjung Hospital, as he was afraid that he had contracted the virus. He had returned from Australia’s Sydney, after 12 months, and was brought to the hospital after he complained of a headache during screening at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
However, as it later turned out, his test report for COVID-19 came negative.