Suspected COVID-19 Patient Dies: Family Accuses Medical Personnel of Negligence.

The patient that was suspected of Covid-19 in Enugu who later tested negative, died on Sunday.

The family of the deceased accused the medical personnel who were in charge of the patient of negligence.

This was contained in a letter written by the daughter of the deceased to the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

She argued that her mother was taken to the isolated centre and abandoned, and that it was as a result of lack of proper treatment and care that her mother died.

“I am writing on behalf of myself and family in regards to the 70-year-old woman suspected of the COVID-19 in Enugu published on Saturday 14th March 2020. The patient who is my mother, unfortunately, passed away on Sunday 15th March 2020 having tested negative to the aforementioned virus. She returned to Nigeria on Wednesday 11th March 2020 after a 5 months trip to the UK where she visited her children… My mother was isolated in a dilapidated environment, that seems to have been left uninhabitable over a long period of time. The isolation centre in Enugu is an abandoned old section of the hospital, where the grass and debris were being cleared whilst my mother was there. The staff at the hospital were unprofessional in the way they handled my mother.” The deceased daughter wrote.

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