Controversy has continued to trail the handing of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria as some patients who were released from quarantine in Niger State say they were only given food and no single drug for the 14 days they spent in the isolation centre.

The discharged patients made the claim while speaking to journalist Minna on Sunday after they were discharged.

They claimed that they were treated inhumanly and in overcrowded isolation centre leading to some of them sleeping on bare floor due to insufficient beddings.

The discharged cases said the authorities did not carry out any further test on them before asking them to go that they were now negative.

“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,” a discharged patient who did not want to be named told newsmen.

“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,” the discharged patient stated.


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