In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old man from Panipat slipped and fell to his death while escaping from the sixth floor of the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital building early on Monday.
Karnal superintendent of police Surender Singh Bhoria said that Shiv Charan of Noorpur village in Panipat district was trying to escape from the isolation ward of the hospital by using bedsheets as a rope but fell accidentally and died on the spot.
Hours later, Karnal chief medical officer Dr Ashwini Ahuja said, “We got his report telephonically in which he was found to be Covid-19 negative.”
He was admitted to the hospital with multiple ailments on April 1. He developed symptoms of COVID-19 and was sent to the isolation ward.
For the uninitiated, with 15 COVID-19 patients who have recovered and discharged from hospitals, Haryana has 61 active patients who are yet admitted in hospitals. Besides these, there are 702 contacts of COVID-19 patients who are quarantined and kept under surveillance by the health department. A total of 1,536 samples had been sent for testing in Haryana till date out of which 978 were found negative, while the report of 482 samples was yet awaited.