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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital
     A sick 77-year-old male person in custody at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital today (April 9).

     The person in custody, suspected to have stomach cancer, required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On March 29, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 0.51am 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 wounding under a hospital order for psychiatric treatment in 1966.
Ends/Friday, April 9, 2021
Issued at HKT 12:15
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