Coronavirus patients in Gombe take over highway, protest ‘poor treatment’

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There was confusion in the Yamaltu Deba area of Gombe on Tuesday, May 5

This was as about 20 coronavirus patients fled from an isolation centre in the area

The patients took over a highway over alleged poor medical treatment at the centre

Close to 20 coronavirus patients in Gombe on Tuesday, May 5, made their way from an isolation centre in the Yamaltu Deba area of the state over alleged poor treatment.

Claiming that their conditions have worsened since they arrived at the centre, the protesters who took over the highway linking the state with Borno insisted that they were given poor medical attention and opted for self-treatment outside the facility, Premium Times reports.

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A concerned eyewitness who spoke with journalists about the issue said: “Government should do the needful before it gets out of hand because the patients we saw today are really angry and we don’t know what could happen next.”

“They were chanting that the state government lied against their status while some were saying they were fine. This is serious.”

Coronavirus patients in Gombe take over highway, protest ‘poor treatment’

The coronavirus patients in Gombe said that they were given poor medical attention and opted for self-treatment outside the facility (Photo credit: Premium Times)

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However, Ibrahim Kwami, the commissioner for information and culture in the state, said that the patients were protested because they misunderstood their coronavirus status.

Kwami added that the protesters took the move because they could not share a bathroom with a patient who is very sick.

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