Some coronavirus patients have taken to the streets on Tuesday to protest over inadequate medical attention at the Kwadon Isolation Centre, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State.
The patients who blocked the popular Gombe/Biu Road, were said to be protesting against government’s negligence, inadequate food and medical attention in the isolation centre.
A resident of the community, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said:
“Yes, they have left the isolation center and are presently destroying people’s properties on the main highway.
“It’s so sad, what could have led these patients into protesting against the government? I think government is not being truthful.”
When contacted, the Commissioner for Health in the state, Ahmed Gana, did not pick up his phone calls. However, an official of the state’s Ministry of Health confirmed the situation.
They are protecting against negligence, inadequate food and medical attention. Avoid Gombe – Biu Road for now!
— Abu-Jazmeen (@Noorer) May 5, 2020
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Gombe State currently has 96 confirmed cases of the coronavirus that has infected 2,802 persons across tue country.