COVID-19 Patients Forced Out Of Isolation Centre As Doctors Begin Strike

COVID-19 Patients Forced Out Of Isolation Centre As Doctors Begin Strike

By Wires | The Trent on July 9, 2020
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Coronavirus Isolation Centre
Rows of beds inside a Covid-19 coronavirus isolation center at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano, Nigeria, April 7, 2020. | Minu Abubakar/AFP via Getty Images
Fear gripped the people of Ondo State following the alleged forceful discharge of COVID-19 patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, in Akure, over the strike action of the doctors at the facility.
It was gathered that following the strike action, all patients at the center were asked to vacate the hospital and were forcefully discharged. However, an official of the center stated that no patient has been discharged adding that only asymptomatic patients were discharged.
Speaking in confidence, he said: “If you do not exhibit symptoms, they only give drugs and advice you to self-isolate at home.
“The state government has been trying but the number of patients keeps increasing daily. We had about 76 cases on Tuesday, if they continue to admit those without the symptoms, the facility will be overwhelmed.”
We’re not happy down tooling —Doctors But the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, NAGGMDP, yesterday, vowed not to return to work until the government meets their demands.
The Secretary of NAGGMDP in Ondo State, Dr. Olasakinju Tunde, said: “We had through the congress requested that our members who are the COVID-19 specialists in the Infectious Disease Hospital Akure continue to work till Thursday morning, 2nd July 2020 in the interest of the general public and particularly confirmation of the COVID-19 status of Mr. Governor.
“It is, however, imperative that our members be withdrawn immediately due to lack of the human face expected from the government. We are pained to have been made to do as such.”
Source: Vanguard

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