Four COVID-19 patients escape from Delta Isolation Centre

Confusion in the Delta COVID-19 Isolation centre as four patients escape the facility.
Emeh Joy

The Delta State Isolation and Treatment Centre for COVID-19 patients at the Central Hospital, Warri was faced with a chaos scenario on Friday following the escape of four patients from the centre.

The situation created much uproar in the hospital environment as the COVID-19 patients were reported to have overpowered the doctors and nurses, giving them treatment to escape.

Speaking with news reporters, a doctor in the hospital who pleaded anonymity confirmed the story disclosing that the four COVID-19 patients were a navy officer, a lawyer and his son and another male patient.

The doctor said, "The four patients insisted that they were not COVID-19 patients but had fever. We were having 10 COVID-19 patients in our isolation and treatment centre here in the Central Hospital, Warri. Yesterday, we discharged two and were left with eight patients.

"So, this morning, four out of the remaining eight patients escaped from the centre after claiming that what they had was mere fever. But, frantic efforts are being made to have them back to the centre. We have since reported the situation to the Commissioner for Health".

Recall that earlier this week; there was a reported case of controversy over the discharge of a COVID-19 patient in Delta. It was alleged that one of the COVID-19 patients identified as Micheal Mordi, a 53-year-old Chief Nursing Officer in the Central Hospital, Agbor had his family members invade the centre and he made his escape with them.

An aide to the Commissioner confirmed the incident. However, when contacted, Mordi denied escaping the facility, saying he was discharged with the approval of the medical personnel in the facility.

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