They only gave us food everyday- COVID-19 patients
Released COVID19 patients in Niger state have spoken about their time at the state’s Isolation place.
In a meeting with The Nation, the patients who were released today, May 24, asserted that all through their stay at the detachment place, no medication was regulated to them as treatment.
The patients expressed that regardless of the way that they tried positive for COVID-19, they were neither treated nor re-tried before being released.
One of the released patients, who was gotten from Zumba in Shiroro nearby government region, said he was hoping to be dealt with and given medications all through his stay at the segregation place yet was just given food.
“I expected that I will undergo some treatment, but apart from food, nothing was given to me in the form of treatment. They did not give me a single drug. They only give us food every day that is all. No single drug, not even paracetamol was given to me throughout the 14 days,” the patient who spoke on condition of anonymity said
He further affirmed his mom and different relations, who were additionally gotten and isolated with him, were likewise treated pitifully. He expressed that after their release, they were not furnished with transportation and advised to discover their direction.
“They just came and asked us to go. They did not tell us how we would move neither did they consider that we may not have any money to transport us home. We trekked from the isolation centre at the back of the police secondary school to the main road. From there, we trekked to Dutsen Kuran Gwari before someone assisted us to Sabon Gari junction. It was at Sabon Gari that a commercial vehicle carried us to Zumba before we borrowed money from our people to pay the driver” he said
Niger has 26 affirmed COVID-19 cases, with 18 patients on affirmation. Five have been released and one expired.
The state government is yet to respond to this charge.