Kolkata: A patient named Sujit Adhikary jumped from the eighth floor of the Institute of Neuroscience Hospital in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon and died in the evening.
His body is being taken to the government hospital NRS where an autopsy will be conducted on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased patient have lodged complaint alleging ‘negligence’ on the part of the hospital authorities.
Earlier today, despite several tries and requests by the hospital authorities and fire engine workers, Adhikary jumped off from the eighth floor of the hospital and according to hospital sources, the patient sustained severe injuries to skull and chest and also had a fracture on his leg and was kept in ventilator
The hospital sources also mentioned that the patient was about to get released today.
No sooner did the patient jumped from the eighth floor, several questions arose as to how did the patient break the locked window and climb out of an eighth-floor window of a hospital and sat on the edge of a cornice.
According to fire and emergency service minister Sujit Basu, the patient is the residence of Dakshindari and was going through a mental trauma after his wife died some weeks back due to cancer.
Fire officer Subhankhar Ghosh said that he didn’t allow anyone in uniform to go near him.
“We had placed several nets and mattresses but he refused to speak to anyone. A person from the hospital tried to grab him but he bit that person. He once said that he will talk to his aunt then later refused. He was sitting on the cornice for over two hours. He didn’t even say why he was sitting there,” said Ghosh.
According to an eyewitness, a hydraulic ladder which was rushed to the spot could not be used as the man threatened to jump when it was brought near him.