A woman in Abuja cried out, alleging her son-in-law died in Kano from a disease suspected to be COVID-19 due to slow response by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the COVID-19 rapid response unit in Kano state.
In the audio message from the woman identified as Salman Ahmed which has gone viral, her son-in-law was first admitted at a clinic before being transferred to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where he eventually died with symptoms suspected to be Coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to Salman, her daughter reached out to her from Kano state saying her husband had developed a high fever after which the symptoms subsided but suddenly got worse again and he lost his ability to speak.
Suspecting it was COVID-19, she started calling the NCDC hotlines, couldn’t reach the Kano centre, but got through to the Abuja branch.
Sadly no help came her way before her son-in-law died at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
“What will happen to my children, my daughter and my grandchildren when there is no NCDC in Kano?” she said in the viral audio.
Listen to the audio below.
According to NCDC, 4 new cases of the coronavirus was reported in Kano state as at 11.55pm April 25, 2020. Although the governor of Kano state, Gaduje had earlier stated that 74 new cases have been reported.