Drama as Covid-19 patients hold doctors, nurse hostage in Kano

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Patients at an isolation centre in Kano state have held two doctors and nurse in captivity for several hours

The health officials were reportedly locked in one of the wards during the time they were on a routine ward inspection

A patient who spoke to The Nation on anonymity said they were aggrieved because they have not been medically examined since they got to the centre

Great unrest has been reported at one of the isolation centres at Kwanar Dawaki in Kano state as some coronavirus patients took hostage of some health officials for hours.

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Professor Aminu Mohammed, the former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) of Kano branch confirmed the incident, saying two medical doctors and one nurse were in captivity, The Nation reports.

The erstwhile NMA boss added that the taken health officials were on periodic medical ward check when the unfortunate incident happened.

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According to Aminu, the officials were in the PPEs where they were taken and locked in one of the rooms at the centre.

On the other hand, when the media contacted Dr Tijjani Husaini, the head of the Kano Covid-19 response team, he said he was not aware of the situation.

A patient at the centre, who spoke in confidence with The Nation, said they did not like the kind of treatment they have been getting.

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The Covid-19 patient added that they have not got any kind of medical examination since they got to the centre a week ago, saying they want to leave and go back to their families.

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