Popular Nigerian Investigative Journalist, Fisayo Soyombo who became popular after his revealing piece on the Nigerian Correctional Services has revealed that a pregnant coronavirus patient escaped from FMC Lokoja in Kogi state.
Fisayo Soyombo took to his twitter page to make the reveal reported that the said woman reported at FMC Lokoja with a temperature of 40 degrees on Sunday and she was still on 38 degrees by the next day. The pregnant coronavirus patient presented symptoms of possible pneumonia, severe headache, and respiratory difficulties—the medical staff who attended to her suspected a coronavirus situation and requested for a test. The test was rejected given the peculiar position of events in Kogi state at the moment.
Pregnant Coronavirus Patient Escapes From FMC Lokoja
The patient could not be moved to any of the isolation centres in the state as the necessary facilities were not present in all locations. The patient and her husband at requested that she be transferred to the isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Before her disappearance, the patient was unable to breathe well without aid. Fisayo reports that the husband of the pregnant coronavirus patient was asked to go purchase some antibiotics for her. That was the last time the two of them were last seen in the hospital.
Journalist Fisayo Soyombo asserts that the woman could not have disappeared from the hospital without aid as the husband was not seen coming with a car to the hospital. Moreso, she was unable to breathe without help. Leaving the hospital without any facility to aid the breathing was also highly impossible as she would not go too far without help. He alleges the possibility of the authorities of the hospital and ministry of health being involved in clearing information regarding coronavirus in Kogi state.
Pregnant Coronavirus Patient Escapes From FMC Lokoja: Current Situation
At the moment, no coronavirus test has been performed in Kogi state. The isolation centres in the state, reports have it that they are poorly equipped and are more like death traps. The Nigeria Minister of Health has also expressed his frustration as the NCDC team sent to Kogi state to assist the state are unable to carry out their function.