A 57-year-old woman in Hai Hau district (Nam Dinh province, northern Vietnam) after learning she was infected with COVID-19. She decided to drink herbicide and died.
On the afternoon of March 8, Hai Hau District General Hospital (Nam Dinh Province) said that at about 10:00 a.m. on March 4, the Emergency Department of this hospital received a female patient in a coma, unconscious due to the use of insecticides.
Accordingly, the patient named V.T.H. (57 years old, residing in Tran Tuyet hamlet, Hai Tan commune, Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh province) received positive results for COVID-19 after test at a clinic in Hai Hau district.
Immediately, Mrs. H went home to take two bottles of insecticide for flowers (which contained herbicide ingredients) to drink to commit suicide.
When her family discovered the incident, they immediately took Ms. H to the hospital for gastric lavage. The patient was then transferred to the Department of Infectious Diseases for COVID-19 treatment in a coma.
Despite being treated by doctors and nurses, on March 6, the patient could not survive. Her funeral took place.
It is known that Mrs. H has a history of diabetes, and has suffered from depression for about a year.