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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 80-year-old male person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital today (July 23).

     ​The person in custody suffered from cholangiocarcinoma and sepsis. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On July 18, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 4.57pm 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 manslaughter and detained under a hospital order for treatment.

Ends/Thursday, July 23, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:25