A 62-year-old coronavirus patient in Bauchi state reportedly rejected the isolation centre at Bauchi Specialist hospital and returned home.
The patient is said to be an important personality and a friend to the state governor, Bala Muhammed.
According to Daily Trust, a source at the hospital said that the 62-year-old man rejected the isolation centre because he was disappointed due to the filthy condition of the centre, saying “This place is too dirty I can’t stay here.”
The source further explained that despite appeals from the staff of the centre the infected patient left for his home in GRA.
Another source at the ministry of health, who confirmed the incident, said that the taskforce committee on the Coronavirus held a meeting and decided to relocate to another isolation centre at Abubakar Tafawa University Teaching Hospital (Sani Same ward) which is more convenient for him.
“He has agreed to return to the ATBU teaching hospital and right now an ambulance has been sent to his house to convey him back to the isolation centre,” the source said.
Dr. Aliyu Muhammed Maigoro, the state commissioner of health, however, did not deny the incident, while commenting on the case during the briefing on coronavirus in Bauchi state.
The commissioner added that the second patient is currently on admission in the hospital.