The Delta State Government has warned the public to be wary of making contacts with a COVID-19 patient, Mr. Michael Mordi, 53, whose relations, removed from a treatment centre in Asaba.
The Delta State Commissioner for health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, has on behalf of the State Government, warned the general public avoid any contact with Mr. Michael Mordi, a 53-year old COVID19 patient who was forcefully abducted by some members of his family from the isolation centre in Asaba, where he was receiving treatment.
Having raised the alarm, the commissioner condemned the actions of Mordi’s clan, saying
“The Delta State Ministry of Health wishes to express its displeasure over the uncooperative stance of Mr. Michael Nwachukwu Mordi, a 53-year old Chief Nursing Officer in Central Hospital, Agbor.
“Mordi tested positive for COVID-19 on May 23rd, 2020 and was admitted into the COVID-19 Treatment Centre, Federal Medical Center, Asaba, on May 24th, 2020.”
According to the commissioner, the patient following his admission at the treatment centre became very aggressive and uncooperative.
He also revealed that Mr. mordi was reported to have been aggressive, confrontational and uncooperative to treatment.
“As at 6pm on June 1st, 2020, the patient, Mordi, against medical advice, was forcefully removed from the treatment centre by seven men who claimed to be his relatives.
“The men who carried out the act did not wear any protective coverings.
“These men who carried out this action constitute a danger to their own health and that of other people and communities which they come in contact with.
“We wish to use this medium to alert the general public about the public health danger of associating with the patient and with those who have exposed themselves to him,” he surmised.
He also advised people who are experiencing breathing difficulties to visit the nearest Government Hospitals for testing and treatment.
He rounded off by calling for the immediate return of the abducted COVID19 patient as well as a 14-day quarantine under strict supervision, by the people who have had contact with the infected man.