HEALTH

Gombe State Assembly Summons Taskforce Over Protest in Isolation Center_Ada Nkong

Following the protest in two isolation centres last week at its facility in Kwadon community in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of the state of Gombe state,the Gombe State House of Assembly has summoned the State Taskforce Committee on Covid-19.

The Speaker of the State Assembly, Abubakar Kuba, who gave the directive at the floor of the House on Monday, said that the lawmakers want to know what led to the protests and what action has been taken to resolve the issues.

The lawmakers, however, went into a closed-door meeting.
Briefing journalists, Chairman of the Task Force, Idris Mohammed said that the committee would provide any information on the incident, noting that they have nothing to hide.

COVID-19 patients currently at the isolation centre abandoned the facility in protest over poor welfare.
About 20 protesters, trooped out of the centre and occupied the Federal High road which links Gombe to Borno State.
According to them, they were not being given adequate care at the facility while some others said that they have no COVID-19 symptom.

“Even if anyone has a headache, we will give them money to help us buy drugs. There is no doctor here,” one of the patients, identified as Halima, told Channels Television.

“I have so far spent five days here and I have shown no symptoms. They are just using us for business.”

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