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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 57-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital today (August 25).

     ​The person in custody suffered from renal failure, pulmonary hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. He was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort yesterday (August 24). During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 4.44am 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 sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of manufacturing of dangerous drug in January 2013.

Ends/Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Issued at HKT 13:24