Patient allegedly choked on food he was fed: IMH, family settle suit

The family claimed that IMH had failed to meet the standard of medical care required in feeding Mr Cheng Jia Ning. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
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SINGAPORE - The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) has settled a lawsuit by the family of a schizophrenic in-patient who ended up in a persistent vegetative state following an April 2017 incident when he allegedly choked on the food he was fed.

Responding to The Straits Times last week, an IMH spokesman said the case had been resolved amicably, on a confidential basis, without any admission of liability.

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