Coronavirus Patient In Niger Says, They Give Us Food, NO DRUGS

Patients of Coronavirus in the state of Niger have called on the state government for alleged inadequate care provided to them at the Minna Isolation Centre.

Some of the Coronavirus patients who spoke to newsmen reported, according to The Report, that they have not provided any specific medications for the treatment of the disease since they arrived at the isolation centre.

One of the discharged Coronavirus patients who was picked up from Zumba in Shiroro local government said that he was tested positive and quarantined at the isolation centre and that he was expecting to be treated and given drugs throughout his stay at the isolation centre but none was administered to him.

he said; “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 further disclosed that he was also treated shabbily with his mother and other relations which were also picked up and quarantined with him.

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

“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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