A sick 66-year-old male person in custody at Tai Lam Correctional Institution died in a public hospital today (February 19).
The person in custody suffered from cholangiocarcinoma. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. Yesterday (February 18), he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort and was later diagnosed with septic shock. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 10.07am today.
The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.
The person in custody was convicted for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in April 2017.
Ends/Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:30