Patient dies after jumping from window

2014-05-13 00:00

A PATIENT at Edendale Hospital has died after allegedly jumping out of a first floor window.

A source at the hospital told The Witness that nurses on duty only noticed he was missing when other nurses were arriving for their morning shift last Tuesday.

They then started looking for him and he was found in the parking lot.

The patient, Sam Mgenge (28), had been transferred to Edendale from Ixopo’s Christ the King Hospital last Monday.

Department of Health spokesperson Desmond Motha said police were investigating the incident.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said an inquest docket had been opened.

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