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24 March 2014 :: 14:03:52 pm 83407

Fire In Hospital Burns Bound Patient To Death

A fire at Rama II Hospital consumed a bound man, killing him. When the fire occurred, hospital porters and staff managed to get all other patients and visitors to safety on the ground floor, but the man in the private Room 405, where the fire started, was not so fortunate.
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BANGKOK – March 23, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at approximately 11.25 p.m. a fire occurred in a patient’s room at the Rama II hospital, Rama II Road, Sa Mae Dam Sub-district, Bang Khun Thien District, Bangkok. The fire trucks rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire as quickly as possible. The fire started on the 4th floor. Initially the staff thought they had managed to remove all of the patients to safety.

The deceased was identified as Mr. Manot Thepsa-nguan, aged 42. The man had suffered 90% burns to his body. He had been admitted to the hospital on March 21, 2014, with chronic lung cancer, via the Universal Health Coverage Right. Relatives had brought him to the hospital, but had not been seen since, and he was in the room alone.

Upon questioning the nurses who took care of the patient, the police found out that at approximately 9.00 p.m. the man had asked to smoke a cigarette. The nurse forbade it. The man became abusive and tried to assault the nurse. He had previously also tried to climb out of the window to commit suicide. As a result, the nurses had loosely tied the man to the bed for his own safety.

Initially, the police had assumed that the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit. On the back of this further information though, the police sent officers of the Scientific Crime Detection Division to collect evidence of the actual cause of the fire.

A spokesperson for the Rama II hospital has said that they doubt the fire was caused by an electrical issue, as there was no electric equipment by the bed.

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