Cancer patient jumps from hospital’s 5th floor, dies


A 32-YEAR-OLD woman of Senior Chief Chiwala’s area in Masaiti has plunged to her death after allegedly jumping from a fifth floor ward at Ndola Central Hospital (NCH).
Copperbelt Province commissioner of police Charity Katanga said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Sunday around 02:00 hours.
Ms Katanga identified the deceased as Bertha Mboneka, who was admitted to the hospital for treatment of cervical cancer.
“The deceased was a cancer patient and she was admitted to NCH, where she was being treated before she jumped to her death. She was found on the ground around 05:00 hours by hospital staff,” Ms Katanga said.


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