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We Are Not Being given Drugs In Isolation Centre – COVID-19 Patients Laments

Niger state government have been attacked for poor treatment and management of COVID-19 patients in the state.

Some of the patients who spoke with newsmen lamented that since they arrived the isolation center, they have not received any single drugs for treatment of the disease.

A discharged parent who was picked up from Zumba in Shiroro local government , explained that when he was tested positive and quarantined at the isolation centre, he expected that he would be administered with drugs throughout his stay at the isolation centre but 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 his mother and some of his other relatives who tested positive were treated the same way.

He stated that after their discharge, they were not provided with transportation and were told to find their way adding that money for transportation was not given to them.

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”.

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