The Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi Junior, has narrated how the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, never gave him the result of his test that proved he tested positive to COVID-19.
Dokpesi Junior, who is the son to DAAR Communications Plc founder, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, while recounting his sojourn and that of his father in an isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja noted with dismay that he was shown any test result slip or document that one usually gets when a test is conducted in a hospital. “Nothing of documentary evidence to show I was positive and when I tested negative to the virus.”
While addressing reporters at the Isolation centre in the University of Abuja, he enjoined NCDC to release his medical records and those of his family members.
He said: “Whilst I can attest to my improvement in physical health and well-being, I regret to say that since my initial test to date, I have never seen any documentary evidence of any test result.
“I take it in trust and good faith that the NCDC pronounced me COVID-19 positive and that they have now also pronounced me COVID-19 negative. I will appreciate it if the documentary records of the various tests on me and members of my family are made available for our medical records.
“Unless a spotlight is beamed on our testing facilities, capacity and documentation, there is an immediate risk that patients will lose confidence in the statements of public healthcare providers.”
He also said that the drugs administered on him were azithromycin, chloroquine and zinc were administered on him.
“With praise and glory to Almighty God, I started feeling immediate improvement in my well-being once the combination of azithromycin, chloroquine and zinc were administered to me by Wednesday, 29th April, 2020.
My senses of smell and taste which were lost since the time I arrived at the facility were restored by Friday, 1st May, 2020. All my vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation improved and have consistently shown excellent readings since. The oxygen machine which was brought to my room became redundant.”
NEWSIEEVENTS MEDIA TEAM