COVID-19: Bauchi Patient Returns home, Rejects Isolation Camp

A man who has tested positive of Coronavirus in Bauchi State has rejected the isolation centre at Bauchi Specialist hospital and returned home.

The patient who is an important personality and a friend to the state governor, according to sources rejected the isolation centre and returned home due to the filthy condition of the centre, saying the place is too dirty for his standard.

The 62-year-old is reported to have left the hospital for his home in GRA, Bauchi State, despite appeals from medical personnel at the centre.

Another source at the ministry of health confirmed the incident and said that the taskforce committee on the Coronavirus held a meeting and decided to relocate to another isolation centre at Abubakar Tafawa University Teaching Hospital (Sani Same ward) which is more convenient for him.

“He has agreed to return to the ATBU teaching hospital and right now an ambulance has been sent to his house to convey him back to the isolation centre,” the source said.

Commenting on the case during the daily briefings on Coronavirus in the state, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Muhammed Maigoro, told news men that the second case in the state is admitted in the hospital.