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A 62-Year-Old Died By Suicide At Serdang Hospital. He Had Tested Positive For COVID-19

Police believe the man suffered from depression.

Cover image via The Borneo Post & Ku Lihat Langit Biru

UPDATE: 5.30pm, 28 March:

A 62-year-old man took his own life in the toilet of ward 7D at Serdang Hospital (HS) at around 7.40pm Friday, 27 March

He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted for a self-isolation period.

According to Sepang police chief Assistant Commissioner (ACP) Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof, the senior citizen was warded at the hospital at 2.30pm on 26 March, reported New Straits Times.

Image of the Hospital Serdang used for illustration purposes only.

Image via Ku Lihat Langit Biru

Police believe the man suffered from depression

Malay Mail reported Wan Kamarul as saying that their initial investigations showed the patient had depression and "also flu, cough, and breathing difficulties after testing positive for COVID-19".

The patient's body was discovered by a nurse on duty

"A nurse called the Serdang police station to inform about the incident at 7.40pm yesterday. After receiving the alert, police officers rushed to the scene. The officers had to don personal protective equipment (PPE) before analysing the scene from a safe distance," ACP Wan Kamarul was quoted as saying.

Image of front liners in PPE used for illustration purposes only.

Image via The Borneo Post

Our thoughts go out to the patient's family and friends for their loss.

Suicide is never the answer.

If you or anyone you know may be at risk of suicide, please call these Malaysian hotlines:

1. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM) - TELENITA
Address: 85, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7877 0224 | Website

2. BEFRIENDERS
Address: 95 Jalan Templer, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603-7956 8144 | +603-7956 8145 | [email protected] | Website

3. DBKL TELECOUNSELLING
Address: Tingkat 1, Menara DBKL, Jalan Raja Laut 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 1800-88-2600 | 03-26179905

4. TALIAN NUR
Contact: 15999 | [email protected]

5. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Contact: +03-7956 3488 |[email protected] | Website

Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness:

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