A man who tested positive for the coronavirus in Kebbi State had absconded from an isolation centre and subsequently died in his house, the state COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Jaafaru Mohammed has said.
Mohammmed, who is also the state Commissioner for Health disclosed this in Birnin-Kebbi on Saturday, when he briefed newsmen on the situation report on activities of the state’s COVID-19 Task Force on the pandemic in the state.
He said, “the second case was a patient from the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi. He was a 60-year-old man, a known diabetic and hypertensive patient who was brought to the isolation centre from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, by his relatives.
“After the review of his case by a consultant, COVID-19 was suspected and our Rapid Response Team swung into action. His samples were taken on the 25th of April, 2020, but, regrettably he absconded from the Isolation centre and died at home on the 26th of April, 2020. The corpse was taken to UDUTH mortuary, as against the earlier information that it was taken to Benue State for burial.
The commissioner disclosed that his team had traced the man’s 12 close contacts and 17 other contacts. Their samples had been taken to the reference laboratory in UDUTH, Sokoto, while the Sokoto State Epidemiology centre and the management of UDUTH have been contacted.
He appealed to the people of the state to remain calm as everything humanly possible was being done by the task force, other relevant health professionals and stakeholders to contain the spread of the disease.
Mohammed added that the task force has technical support from the Nigeria Centre For Diseases Control (NCDC) in this direction, revealing that the Sokoto Reference Laboratory has been activated at UDUTH, and that “we are going to reduce the turn-around time of the delay of collecting the results of samples.
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