Shongwe Hospital patient commits suicide

A male patient estimated to be 38 years old committed suicide in the male medical ward on Wednesday, May 25.

According to the health department, the hospital admitted the patient a day before he was found by police near the Matsamo Border Post picking up stones.

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“The patient was to be admitted for 72 hours for observation. He was diagnosed with acute psychosis. A staff member was called by another patient to check the toilets. He was then found hanging against a window burglar proof. He had used a Stockinette bandage to hang himself. The patient’s family was traced and informed about the incident,” reads a statement.

The MEC, Sasekani Manzini, visited the family on Thursday to convey her heartfelt condolences.

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