Coronavirus patient jumps from third-floor hospital window

Before jumping, the man was considered to have mild symptoms. He had been transferred to the hospital from home care the week before.

Magen David Adom worker wearing protective gear against the coronavirus in Israel (photo credit: FLASH90)
Magen David Adom worker wearing protective gear against the coronavirus in Israel
(photo credit: FLASH90)
A patient with coronavirus jumped out of a third-story window at the Baruch Padeh Medical Center where he was being treated on Tuesday morning. The hospital said he was severely injured from the jump.
Before jumping, the man was considered to have mild symptoms. He had been transferred to the hospital from home care the week before. 
Police said that initial investigations showed he had spoken to the hospital's social worker several times. 
"The patient may have tried to end his life because he was in the final stages of treatment for the disease," said Hagar Mizrahi, head of the medical center in an interview with 104.5 FM. 
Head of the coronavirus association Dr. Tsvi Pishel called on the government to immediately establish a psychological support system due to the "severe mental consequences that can occur" from the virus. 
"Stress and anxiety are natural reactions shared by all, but severe suffering deserves professional help," he stressed, urging anyone who is sick or suffering from following the Health Ministry's quarantine restrictions to use the country's helplines.