Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ebola Victims Quarantined Lack Care- Relations

Relations of those who have been quarantined at the Lagos Ebola centre have said the victims are not adequately taken care of. While speaking with Premium Times today, one of the relations that do not want his name published so that his relation won’t be victimized said, they go as far as buying antiseptic liquid and toiletries for them to make use of. He said a lot that would shock you.

I know the State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola has visited this place and even said the victims are well taken care of, and for so many reasons I believe him and know he would never allow any family member to buy things as cheap as toiletries for their relations to make use of especially at this critical time. So when I saw the story I decided to bring it here, so that the Governor can read and investigate.

Below is what the relation told Premium Times;

“Lagos State government said they are taking care of the Ebola patients. But you need to visit where they are. When you do you would find out that the place is a rundown infrastructure. It doesn’t have a decent toilet. Some of them are there getting malaria. How can you be treating one sickness and getting another? Family members are having to buy things like toiletries, detergents. We are buying bleach for them to wash hands.

“They’ve been kept in one ward and share the same toilet. What happens to WHO standard that says each patient should be separated from the other? If people know that the government is doing this I don’t think anybody would want to come down here to quarantine them. Government says some of them are recovering, why is it that those recovering are in the same room with everybody who is sick?” he asked.

He questioned what the money released for the treatment by the government is being used for when the facility and patients lack all basic essentials.

“Government says they are releasing money. Very soon we would here that they spend so much billions during Ebola crisis but we are here and there is nothing on ground.” Last Friday, the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media, Reuben Abati, said the President has ordered the immediate release of N1.9 billion “to execute a special intervention plan to tackle the Ebola outbreak.”

The relative said though the patients were separated according to s*x on Thursday, the facilities in the new wards are nothing better than the old ward.

“You would expect that having used an emergency place that was dilapidated when using a new infrastructure it would be uptight and everything would be there but now again it’s going to be another big room and there is everybody there. When you wake up in the morning and somebody sitting beside you died, who would that help them to recover?


“They are seeing people they used to know dying left, right, and centre, someone died today and he died in the presence of other people and you expect them to recover? Someone should throw light about this so that government can wake up and discover how things are done. I read countless articles in the paper that everything is fine. Nothing is fine.” 

30 comments:

  1. Ok o so they have started again, chopping the money meant for the sick.all you oga at the top stealing the money u better stop before the curses start to pour in. Pschew that's why we are so behind in Nigeria. Greedy leaders. Gov fashola pls check this out.God bless

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  2. May the almighty God heal the rest ebola carriers. BalmofGilead pls help West Africa and the entire world.

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  3. Fashola has tried i must say, FG dem dey wait for their allocation of the 1.9 it is not by mouth. It is so sad. I would be surprised if this isnt the case no be naija

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  4. What about the 1.9b mr president donated to take care of ebola patients?They have not being care for that is why they die of trauma.

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  5. Am not surprised at all,no bi naija we dey. Heartless people,I pray Ebola should infect the family members of anybody who use this money to enrich him or herself

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  6. I suspected this must av bin the case when I heared a nurse escaped from d quarantine centre . Why must all funds be embezzled in nigeria? Even money meant to treat ds dangerous disease...hmmmm what a country we have

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  7. Dangote, GEJ, WHO hav all released money to take care of those with d stuff nd as well tackle it nd yet those in charge ve refused to let go.......My prayer is this if u by any means take d money meant for this purpose for ur personal use,let d sickness dat is worse than d Ebola befall u nd ur household till ur fifth generations.....

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  8. Pple sef. They can never appreciate sumtin. Their relations should wear the Ebola suit n go take care of their pple. Na bcos dem even see volunteers who are sacrificing their time to even attend to dem. Imagine " they are not well taken care of" pls Nigerians, appreciate govt efforts for once.

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    1. You must be a very stupid person! And you intelligent quotient must be really low for you not to be able to process the information above!
      The government has tried! Lying to us that they are well taken care of meanwhile in truth they are not!
      They embezzle funds meant for good infrastructure, and now people that are sick that need to be well taken care of.... soo sad!
      And you're here spewing trash from your mouth! You better be careful.. so it won't be you having to be in their shoes to see if you'll appreciate the government. Nonsense!

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    2. U're an idiot of ebolastic proportions!

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    3. Anams oluchi,

      I've never made an comment in my entire life. Even on Facebook or other social network but I must tell you that you are a very stupid person.

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    4. Anams Oluchi, i expect you to read the above info well before commenting. How can govt declare they have released 1.9Billion, Dangote donate 150Million and yet the victims don't have common things like toiletries, good food etc......Its disheartening, frustrating and worrisome to know that the govt of this country wont go all the way and care for the less privileged. Imagine the son of GEJ himself is part of the victims will they treat him like that. These people might not make it, for goodness sake why not give them the best care and hospitality they require. Mere seeing the house they are sheltered you would imagine what kind of facility is inside.

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    5. Lagos state has not received a penny from the said money

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  9. I guessed that that had to be the reason some of them felt the need to "escape ".

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    1. Obviously. See the pako they nacked for them. Unsanitary conditions. At least a clean environment is required to mitigate the ebola spread in the first place.

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  10. OMG THIS IS SAD

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  11. This is very bad

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  12. government shld do something fast,because this is not encouraging at all,anybody thay does not make use of the money meant for ebola ppple shall die of ebola

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  13. I believe every word that person has said

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  14. How wicked can some people be!

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  15. That's how most government doctors and health officials do. They will divert what's meant for patients to somewhere else, and redirect you to those places to got and buy from there.

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  16. Nigerian medical practitioners and their unethical practices

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  17. I knew things would end up this way

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  18. This may discourage Ebola victims from coming out publicly now

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  19. This can't be true, it is just an exaggeration

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