Patient dies from fall at CLMMRH

May 1, 2022 by No Comments

A MALE sexagenarian patient fell to his death from the fourth floor of the West Tower of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City Saturday, April 30, 2022.The patient, 66, and a resident of Bacolod City, was found lying on the hospital ground shortly before 8 p.m.Investigation showed the patient’s daughter went out to buy medicine and was only informed that her father jumped to his death.The watcher of another patient told the police that the victim suddenly closed the door and threw the steel stool into the glass window before jumping.The police said the victim, a laryngeal new growth patient, was suffering from depression and his family also refused a further investigation.In January, a male coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient also fell to his death from the fifth floor of the CLMMRH.The CLMMRH management has yet to issue a statement on the recent incident.Psychologists said that suicide is not specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders, but it could fall under other non-specified disorders.Website said to avoid suicidal tendencies, one should reach out to their loved ones or trusted friends, go somewhere safe and get rid of weapons, avoid alcohol and do something relaxing.There has been a stern warning from authorities that depression, if not properly managed, may lead to suicide.The Department of Health, for its part, has recognized the real threats brought by the pandemic to the mental health of the Filipinos.It has since issued some tips to maintain good mental health amid this global crisis.These include staying positive and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.People are also advised to give time for themselves to reflect, meditate and go back to the skills and resources which had previously helped them lessen their stress.The health agency said if there is a need to talk to mental health professionals, the National Center for Mental Health and Mind Matters Hotlines can be reached through their hotlines 09178998727 and 09189424864, respectively.