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First Posted 09:45PM 5/07/2020
Last Updated 01:32PM 5/10/2020
JUST IN. According to the text message of DOH 8 Regional Director Minerva Molon to Cong. Gerardo Espina Jr., NEGATIVE was the result of the confirmatory RT-PCR test of suicide victim Diosdado Tancinco y Garcia, 66 years old from Tucdao, Biliran. During previous rapid tests, he turned out Positive in Ormoc and Negative in Naval.
KAWAYAN, Biliran — Depression led to an apparent suicide after senior citizen here turned positive (under DOH category of suspected case) during a rapid test for COVID-19 about 3:30 in the afternoon today, May 7, in Brgy. Tucdao.
Kawayan Chief of Police Lt. Ismael Corzon Jr. identified the victim as Diosdado Tancinco y Garcia, 66, married, a retired OFW and a resident of the said barangay.
Corzon, in a telephone interview, disclosed that the victim tested positive during rapid testing for COVID-19 last May 1 at the OSPA Hospital in Ormoc City. The victim was a dialysis patient of the said hospital in Ormoc.
Before a patient is subjected for dialysis, he would first undergo a rapid testing for the virus. But their money was not enough for emergency hemodialysis. This was why they were referred to the Biliran Provincial Hospital without being dialysed in Ormoc City.
On May 2 the victim underwent a swab test at the Biliran Provincial Hospital, but the result has not yet arrived.
The victim, who was also diagnosed with diabetes and kidney problem, underwent 14 day home isolation.
This afternoon, Lt. Corzon said they received a call from the neighborhood, informing their office about a man who was seen at their door and lying in a pool of blood.
He said they immediately responded to the area, and learned that the victim shot himself on his right temporal area, which caused his instantaneous death.
Corzon said that they also recovered a .357 caliber revolver, with serial number S274831, with live bullets inside.
Dr. Christine Balasbas, the Municipal Health Officer of this town, declared the victim dead during post-mortem examination. – BiliranIsland.com