Ebola Victims Quarantined Lack Care- Relations

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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.” 

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