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We Were Not Given A Single Drug, They Only Gave Us Food Everyday- Discharged Covid-19 Patients In Niger State Claim

Some COVID-19 patients which were discharged from the Niger state isolation centers has spoken out to the public about how they were treated while in isolation.

The Nations while interviewing the patients who were discharged on May 24th, the patients revealed that while they were in the isolation center, no drug was given to them to treat the virus.

The patients however mentioned that though they had tested positive the virus they were not treated neither were they retested before being discharged.

 One of the discharged patients from Shiroro Local Government Area revealed to the Nations that he was expecting to be given adequate treatment and even drugs throughout the stay in the isolation center but to his amazement he was only given food. 

No single drug was given to him, he said not even Paracetamol was administered to him during the 14 days he stayed at the isolation center.

The Patients also added that some of his family members who were also picked and quarantined with him were also treated shabbily. And that after they were discharged they were not provided with any means of transport back home they were only asked to find their way home. 

He added that they had trekked from the isolation center which is located at the Police Secondary School to the main road, where they were able to find their way still in foot back to Dutsen Kuran Gwari before someone offered assistance to them and took them to Sabon Gari junction.

It was at the junction that they got a commercial transport back home where they borrowed money from some people to pay the driver.

However the Niger state government are yet to react to this allegation.

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