M’sian Medical Assistant Under Severe Stress Died From Suicide While on Duty

(source: NST)

According to NST, a health ministry staff who was believed to have been under severe stress, fell to death at the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun in Ipoh, yesterday (20 Jan).

The 39-year-old assistant medical officer is understood to have fallen from the third floor of the hospital. His body was found near the motorcycle parking lot, clad in a blue hospital uniform by security guards at 6.30pm.

It is learnt that the man, from Chemor, Perak, was suffering from a health condition and decided not to burden his family with it.

He left a note saying that he could no longer deal with his health problem and was unable to think clearly. He also extended an apology to his family and friends.

Ipoh police chief A Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the victim died on the spot from serious head injuries.

(source: Astro Awani)

“One of his friends confirmed the man was his colleague and found the note in the deceased’s bag which also contained a counselling card. A witness confirmed the deceased was on 24-hour duty the day he took his own life,” he said adding that the case has been classified as sudden death.

Several of the deceased’s friends when met at the hospital’s Forensic Unit here said he suffered from depression recently. The man, who had served at the hospital for more than a year, was also planning to tie the knot this May.

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