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Patient commits suicide, inquiry launched

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Riyadh: A Saudi patient committed suicide at the East Jeddah Hospital, the health authorities announced.

The man jumped to his death from the third floor of the hospital and died on the spot after suffering fatal injuries.

The man, who attempted to commit suicide in the past, was admitted to the hospital last Saturday after inhaling chemical substances deliberately.

He underwent the necessary check-ups and was kept at the hospital under close medical observation.

A psychiatrist assessed his mental aptitude and gave instructions that he be kept tied in a separate room for his own safety, in the presence of his brother. A security man had also been assigned to guard the hospital room.

The patient persuaded his brother to untie him so that he could use the bathroom. On returning to the hospital room, he asked his brother to call the doctor for an emergency.

Once alone, he smashed the window and jumped to his death from the third floor of the hospital. An inquiry has been launched into the incident.

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