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Angry COVID-19 Patients Lockup Health Workers In Kano


A former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association in Kano, Aminu Muhammad, revealed that three doctors and one nurse were reportedly held hostage by COVD-19 patients at Kwanar Dawakin isolation centre in Kano.

He dis disclosed this during a program on WAZOBIA FM’s ‘Make Una Wake Up Show’ on Friday morning in Kano.

He further said the health workers held hostage by the patients were on duty when the incident occurred.

He said,

“The fully kitted workers with personal protective equipment were locked in a room with a COVID-19 patient for about four hours. They were almost suffocating before they broke the door and forced their way out of the ward."

Meanwhile, it was gathered that, one of the patients admitted at the isolation centre also called the radio programme but gave a slightly different narrative of what transpired, saying that their action was to protest inadequate attention and the delay in testing and confirming their status after seven days of being on medication.

When contacted, the Coordinator of the Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, Tijjani Hussain, said he was not aware of the development.

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