Suicide is often encountered in patients who have a severe medical problem. The risk for suicide increases in the face of a protracted, painful, progressively debilitating disease. During this pandemic, many committed suicide fearing that if they get affected by this infection who will take care and who would stand with them financially.
As hospitals are charging a hefty sum for even a simple treatment, it becomes a reason why more and more people are driven towards taking suicidal steps. In a recent case that happened in the city of Hyderabad, a woman committed suicide by hanging herself in Jeedimetla here on Monday midnight fearing that she may have been infected with Covid-19.
Sujatha (38), a homemaker was complaining of fever and other symptoms for the last some days. When she was tested on Friday, she was diagnosed with Typhoid. “Though she was being treated, she was depressed over her illness and worried whether she was also infected with the coronavirus,” police said. According to the police, on Monday midnight after all other family members had dinner and went off to sleep, Sujatha hanged herself from the ceiling fan in her room.