–      Says He Was Only Given Vit C As Drugs 

By Martin Nwoko

An Imo indigene,Mr. Christian Isiuba from Umujiriji clan in Ehume Obowo LGA who was recently declared Covid-19 positive after two weeks he returned from Kano State has stated that he was wrongfully declared Covid-19 positive by the health officials working for the Imo State government.

Mr. Christian Isiuba who narrated his eight days ordeal at the isolation center of Federal Medical Center (FMC) Owerri after his release pointed out that the whole scenario came to him as a shock ,having driven from Kano State down to his country home, Umujiriji Ehume to see his aging father without any manifestation of symptom.

He added that after two weeks of his stay at home,people started raising false alarm that he recently returned from Kano with his sick mother, a report which he said was false, stressing that his mother is healthy over there in Kano State.

Addressing Newsmen, Mr. Christian Isiuba posited that he was first contacted by the health officials from Otoko Obowo local government area who then alerted the state health officials and on their coming to Umujiriji Ehume they searched the whole house looking for his mother but didn’t see her. It was after which failure to meet or locate his mother that they contacted her on telephone and she told them that she is healthy and fine over there in Kano State.

Consequently his sample was taken to Ebonyi State for testing and was told that his result will be ready within 48 hours and incidentally that lasted for one week before they came back with a false result they never showed to him, declaring him Covid-19 positive.

 Following that false result, the State Medical Director of FMC Owerri who led the team told him that he will be taken to an Isolation center in FMC Owerri for proper treatment and management and as a law abiding citizen, he followed them to the isolation center in Owerri.

Mr. Christian Isiuba disclosed that he stayed at the isolation center for eight days where he was given two tablets of Vitamin C morning, afternoon and night as medication for Corona virus treatment but knowing that he has no symptom of Covid-19, he vehemently refused taking the drugs they gave to him. He maintained that while in the isolation center the medical personnel came and took another sample of his blood for testing and up till the time he was released from the Isolation center after eight (8) days, they never showed him his results for the two samples they took for testing.

He further hinted that what is happening at the Imo state isolation center at FMC Owerri is like a child’s play where someone who does not have any symptom of Covid-19 will be taken to the isolation center for a reason he does not know, adding that even some other persons he met at the isolation center were healthy without any symptoms of the virus. 

He advised those who are certain or sure of their health status to avoid contact with either the FMC Owerri of Imo health officials who tend to make their fortunes with fake declaration of results to office.

He opined that the state government is doing all it could to put it’s name on the list of the states with Corona virus cases for a reason best known to them.

He used the opportunity to thank his family members, his community and the medical personnel who showed him love and care all through his stay at the isolation center and dared the Imo State health officials to prove his assertions or otherwise.