COVID-19: Woman runs to Lagos Police station for help after NCDC failed to answer emergency line
A woman who showed symptoms for COVID-19 ran to a police station in Lagos for help on Sunday 16th of April after several attempts to reach the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) failed.
According to THE NATION, the woman had tried to reach the COVID-19 toll-free lines since she started developing symptoms without success. Desperate for survival, she was said to have walked from her residence to Adekunle Police Station, Yaba in Lagos where she stood outside and announced that she was having COVID-19.
Arriving at the police Station, the woman acted responsibly and told everyone at the station to not come near here, explaining that coming to the station was the only option she had.
According to source, “the woman said she walked down from her home to the station and that she was very mindful of avoiding contact with other people”.
“As soon as she got to the station, she announced that she had COVID-19 and that people should stay away from her. She said she came to the station because she was frustrated from calling the NCDC and isolation centre without success.
“She then said her mind told her to come to the station so that the police can call the ambulance for her,” said a source.
It was gathered that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) contacted the isolation centre and an ambulance was sent to the station to carry the suspected patient.
The areas the woman touched and sat were also decontaminated by the team that came to carry the woman.