Patient falls off Warakapola Base Hospital building

Patient falls off Warakapola Base Hospital building

Patient falls off Warakapola Base Hospital building

Written by Keshala Dias

19 Oct, 2017 | 2:03 pm

A patient receiving in-house treatment at the Warakapola Base Hospital died after falling off the fourth floor of one its buildings.

Police investigations are underway to ascertain if the death was a suicide.

A News1st correspondent said the incident occurred at around 03:10 this morning.The patient was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital following the fall, but succumbed to his injuries.

The 36-year-old patient was a resident of Danowita, Kabugala. On October 15, the patient had received treatment for a stomach- related illness at the number 10 ward of the hospital.

The coroner’s inquest was conducted at the Warakapola Base Hospital, following which the body of the victim was transferred to the Kegalle Hospital, for the postmortem inquiry.

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