(Geetesh Ujjainwal, Intern Journalist) New Delhi: On Monday afternoon the 37-year-old journalist who was undergoing the treatment of COVID-19 at AIIMS trauma center allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of the hospital building. The man was rushed to the intensive care unit (ICU) and succumbed to the injuries later.

Union health minister Dr. Harshavardhan ordered an official inquiry in this case. After this, the high-level committee has been formed to investigate the matter.

Union Minister Harshvardhan tweeted, “I ordered AIIMS Director to immediately constitute an official inquiry into this incident, following which a high-level committee has been set up & shall submit its report within 48 hours”.

Officials said that the deceased journalist identified as Tarun Sisodia worked in a Hindi newspaper and lived in the Bhajanpura area of ‚Äč‚Äčnorth-east Delhi.

Aiims stated that he was admitted to JPNATC on June 24 with Covid-19. He was making significant recovery from his COVID symptoms and was planned for shifting to the general ward from the ICU. While he was in JPNATC for treatment of Covid-19, he was having bouts of disorientation for which he was seen by a neurologist and psychiatrist and put on medication. The family members were regularly counseled regarding his condition,”

“Tarun ran out of his room on Monday afternoon. Attendants ran after him and tried to stop him but he ran to the fourth floor where he broke the windowpane and jumped out,” the hospital added.

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