MEC to probe hospital suicide
Health MEC Hope Papo has ordered a probe into an alleged suicide at the Helen Joseph Hospital.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Hope Papo has ordered an investigation into an alleged suicide at the Helen Joseph Hospital.
It's understood a patient, who was being treated for poisoning after drinking herbal medicine and excessive alcohol, jumped off the seventh floor on Tuesday.
The provincial health department's Simon Zwane says the victim's body was discovered by security guards who alerted authorities.
"The patient jumped from a ward window and fell to her death. There is now an investigation and the MEC has sent his condolences to the family."