KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Antidepressants were found in the Pasir Panjang, Negri Sembilan hotel room of a paediatrician who suddenly died last week, Port Dickson police chief Superintendent Aidi Sham Mohamed confirmed.

He also said that the deceased doctor had apparently confided in family members that she was dealing with depression related to her job, and her family had told this to the police, Utusan Malaysia reported today.

“The police found various types of medication related to depression in the room,” Aidi Sham told the Malay daily.

National news agency Bernama previously reported that the 37-year-old doctor had checked-in to the hotel alone on May 19.

A hotel employee found the doctor lying unconscious in the hotel room bed the next day at 2pm and a medical assistant at the Pasir Panjang Health Clinic pronounced the woman dead at 2.56pm on May 20.

The victim had been a medical officer at a children’s hospital in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Police classified the case as sudden death as early investigations showed no criminal element was involved at the scene.

The Port Dickson Hospital Forensic Department reportedly could not find a cause of death.

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