For the second time in one week, COVID-19 patients in Gombe state have hit the streets to stage a protest over poor welfare.
Some of the patients at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, and Kwadon Isolation Centre in Yamaltu Deba local government area of the state took to the streets, on Tuesday, alleging poor treatment.
A resident, who craved anonymity, told TheCable on Friday that the action of the government triggered the fresh protest.
“After the protest of Tuesday, the government was very embarrassed so they paid more attention to those at Kwandon Isolation Centre, neglecting the ones at the hospital,” the resident said.
“They probably felt the officials at the hospital could calm the patients there. But when the ones at the teaching hospital heard that things were better at the other place, they felt government did not care about them because they did not go into the streets.
“So, they also demonstrated today, making the people to panic until security operatives succeeded in dispersing them.”
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