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.
“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.