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Jamaica: Patient Jumps From Third Floor Of Hospital, Dies


The sister of a mentally ill patient who died days after reportedly leaping from the third floor of the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas last Saturday is demanding an explanation from health authorities on the tragedy and why a request to have him restrained was denied.

It has also emerged that hospital officials had not, up to five days later, reported the incident to the Morant Bay Police Station.

“Something need fi talk out inna di world. Sad … it hot! This is more than me can bear,” Shericka Thomas told The Gleaner.

Welton Thomas, 41, was taken to Princess Margaret on Thursday, November 5, by his sister, who reported that he was “acting strange” and complained of weakness and stomachache.

After being treated and sent home to his Springfield, Barking Lodge, home, with paracetamol and vitamins, Thomas was taken back to the hospital after Shericka and her spouse went chasing in the dark around 2 o’clock in the morning to retrieve Welton from a cane field.

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