An audio message from a lady in Abuja alleging her son-in-law died in Kano from a illness suspected to be COVID-19 attributable to sluggish response by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) and the COVID-19 speedy response unit in Kano state, has gone viral.
The girl, who recognized herself as Salman Ahmed, stated her son-in-law was first admitted at a clinic earlier than being transferred to the Aminu Kano Instructing Hospital the place he ultimately died.
In response to the lady’s narration, she was contacted by her daughter from Kano who stated her husband had developed a excessive fever.
The signs subsided however out of the blue acquired worse once more after the son-in-law misplaced his skill to talk.
She suspected it was COVID-19 and began calling the NCDC hotlines. She couldn’t attain the Kano centre, however acquired via to the Abuja department.
Nevertheless, she couldn’t get assist earlier than her son-in-law died on the Aminu Kano Instructing Hospital.
“What will happen to my children, my daughter and my grandchildren when there is no NCDC in Kano?” she stated within the viral audio.
NCDC Visits House of Useless Man
After the audio went viral, officers of the NCDC visited the useless man’s household house on Saturday to take samples for COVID-19 testing.
The person’s spouse, who spoke to Channels Tv, has been requested to enter self-isolation alongside 5 of her kids after the NCDC officers visited her house.
“If they had come earlier than now, if they had responded to our calls, my husband would probably have been alive but now that it’s too late they finally came to say they want to save our lives,” the lady stated.
She additionally stated her neighbours ought to be suggested to isolate themselves as a result of they work together rather a lot together with her husband.
“Also the International Clinic should be immediately looked into because he was first admitted there,” she stated.
No Testing Amenities
When contacted, the Kano state COVID-19 speedy response crew confirmed that authorities on the Aminu Kano Instructing Hospital are investigating the circumstances behind the person’s demise.
In a Whatsapp chat with our correspondent in Kano, the Deputy Coordinator of the response crew, Sabitu Shu’aibu, defined that they’d not been in a position to reply to calls throughout the final three days as a result of the NCDC is but to produce them with testing services.
In response to him, the COVID-19 hotlines that reply to emergency calls haven’t been operational within the final three days as a result of closure of the Kano laboratory on account of a scarcity of pattern assortment commodities.
Dr. Sabitu, nevertheless, gave the reassurance that the Aminu Kano Instructing Hospital, in addition to Nasarawa and Murtala Muhammad hospitals, can be prepared for pattern assortment on Sunday.