A lawyer in Delta State, Omes Ogedegbe, Esq., National Coordinator, Conference for Human Rights, has raised picked holes with the Delta State Government’s preparedness to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, adding that the government’s policy on COVID-19 “is satanic, deceitful and shameful.”
“Our brother and friend, Theophilus Onojeghen, Managing Editor of Delta Today online media, submitted his blood sample for testing after he came in contact with somebody who later became positive for COVID-19 on Monday 23/6/2020 and sadly it came back negative.
“When his health situation was degenerating, NCDC was contacted but no response. Our health commissioner again directed his wife to go and purchase the drugs from a pharmacy at patient’s cost thereby exposing the wife who ought to be on self-isolation along with their son.”
According to him, “on Saturday, 28th June, 2020, Mr. Theo became terribly sick and was having difficulty breathing.
His wife was forced to raise an alarm and serious pressure was mounted on the NCDC officers who reluctantly arrived two hours later to their home dramatically blaring their syrens in the area for people to notice they are working.”
He added: “Upon their arrival, we saw disappointing NCDC officials without the requisite kits of wearing a face mask, no handgloves. He was informed to enter their vehicle before he was taken to Central Hospital, Warri.
“The blood sample of his wife and son were not taken neither were they interested in contact tracing. His wife and son are to wait for them to get sick before any concern will be shown.