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Drama As Coronavirus Patients Force Their Way Out of Facility To Protest on Highway in Gombe

by Amadu Victor
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OYOGist.com has learned that there was drama and pandemonium on Tuesday as COVID-19 patients at an isolation facility in Kwadon community, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe forced their way out of the facility to protest over the ill treatments by the state government and the COVID-19 Taskforce. Nearly 20 patients took over the Federal highway linking Gombe state to Biu community in Borno state.

The patients from the facility were said to be particularly unhappy over improper care which according to them had worsen their medical condition within the isolation facilities and therefore said that they prefer to get outside for self-medication and proper care.

While speaking on the protest, Gombe state Commissioner of Information and Culture, Alhassan Ibrahim Kwami, explained that the patients protested because they misunderstood their Coronavirus status. He said all the patients at the Isolation centre are asymptomatic, so there is no need to give them any drug.

OYOGist.com reports


OYOGist.com reports

The Commissioner also explained that the protesters demonstrated because one of the patients has an ailment which they were not comfortable sharing a bathroom with, urging them to be calm and that the state task force would do everything possible to address their grievances.

His counterpart, the state Commissioner of Health who is also a member of the state Taskforce Committee however stated that the protesters just manufactured allegations aimed at discrediting the committee, according to Independent.

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