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19.   Statement no. VI shows the types of insanity of the
patients admitted during the year under report. Mania,
melancholia, dementia præcox, toxic insanity and confu-
sional insanity were the principal types treated.

20.   Paying patients.—Seventy-nine patients (60 males and
19 females) were treated during the year under report as com-
pared with 60 (48 males and 12 females) in 1929. During the
year under report as well as in the last two years several appli-
cations for the admission of paying patients had to be refused
for want of accommodation in the male section.

The scheme for the construction of paying patients' wards
has been deferred by Government owing to the financial strin-
gency. In the meantime, the arrangement of keeping the paying
patients of the male section in a separate ward of one of the quiet
patients' blocks is continuing. A few suitable patients are also
given single rooms from time to time when available. In the
female section, although there is no separate paying patients' ward,
first class paying patients are given separate rooms and other
classes of patients are kept in separate wards in the infirmary
block. This comfort for female paying patients is possible at
present, as there is no overcrowding in the female section.

21.   Suicide.—I am glad to be able to report that there was
no case of suicide during the year under report and the previous
three years in spite of the fact that there are more than 70
suicidal patients in the hospital, the majority of whom are
potential suicides. Several serious attempts were made by
potential suicides to end their lives generally by trying to
strangle or hang themselves.

It is satisfactory to note that there was no case of serious
accident or injury during the year under report in spite of the
fact that all patients admitted during the year were sent here as
definitely dangerous. There were a few minor accidents and
injuries but none were serious. This result can fairly be attri-
buted to the kind treatment meted out to this class of patients
in this hospital as already stated in my annual report of 1928.

22.  Escapes—In spite of the maximum amount of freedom
allowed to patients of this hospital, there was no escape during
the year under report.

23.   Autopsy.—During the year under report 24 post-
mortems were performed and interesting specimens have been
preserved for demonstration purposes.

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