Raving patient subdued outside Banglamung Hospital

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It took police and medics several tense moments to calm a delirious Thai man swinging a plastic chair in front of Banglamung Hospital.

Authorities were called to a food stand outside the facility Jan. 22 where they found an irate Suparit Saetia, 35. His 65-year-old mother and 12-year-old daughter were on hand, trying to sedate him with cold coffee and sleeping pills. Suparit wasn’t having any of it.

After subduing an irate Suparit from the streets, rescue workers return him to the hospital for treatment. After subduing an irate Suparit from the streets, rescue workers return him to the hospital for treatment.

Afraid he would hurt someone, authorities tackled Suparit and restrained him, but did not charge him with any crime.

Suparit’s mother said her son was being treated regularly at the hospital for bronchopulmonary dysplasia and had gone to see a doctor that morning before calling her to come with his daughter to get him. When they arrived they found the patient angry and inconsolable for unknown reasons.