COVID-19 patients at the Isolation Center in Minna, Niger state have called out the state government over alleged poor treatments meted to them at the Center
The Nation in its report said that some of the patients who spoke to newsmen revealed that they have not received any single drugs for the treatment of the disease. since their arrival at the isolation center.
One of the discharged patients stated that he was picked up from Zumba in Shiroro local government and that he was tested positive, quarantined at the isolation centre and was expecting to be given drugs for treatment, but throughout his stay at the isolation centre, none was administered to him.
“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”, he said.
He further revealed that his mother and other relations who were also picked up and quarantined with him were also treated so badly and no drugs given to them.
“After they discharged us, no transport was provided. They just told us to find our way home.
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 now borrowed money from our people to pay the driver”.