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NYSC: We Did Not Abandon Corps Members In Jigawa COVID-19 Isolation Centre

NYSC: We Did Not Abandon Corps Members In Jigawa COVID-19 Isolation Centre


NYSC: We Did Not Abandon Corps Members In Jigawa COVID-19 Isolation Centre

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked claims that a few of its corps members who examined positive for COVID-19 in Jigawa State have been deserted on the state’s isolation centre. 

The isolated corps members had mentioned in a report that they had been deserted by Jigawa State NYSC, even after being isolated for 14 days with out displaying any symptom of the virus.

In a press release on Wednesday, the Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, denied that the corps members had been deserted on the centre. 

She mentioned the NYSC Jigawa Secretariat, Jigawa State Government and Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) have been in fixed contact with the corps members concerning their welfare and care.

Adeyemi additionally urged the affected corps members to train persistence. 

The assertion reads, "The eye of NYSC Administration has been drawn to the above report circulating on the social media.

  • "Administration needs to state emphatically that the story is inaccurate, and doesn't in any means characterize the true place of issues regarding both the corps members in reference, or potential corps members earlier quarantined in different isolation centres for testing optimistic for COVID-19.
  • "To place the problems raised in correct perspective, some corps members of the 2020 Batch "A" deployed to Jigawa State, who needed to return to the orientation camp to conclude the orientation programme earlier truncated in March this 12 months, arising from the coronavirus pandemic examined positive for the dreaded virus upon being examined on the camp.
  • "It's pertinent to state that earlier than admission into any NYSC camp, each the possible corps members or corps members because the case could also be; and camp officers should bear COVID-19 check.
  • "Those who examined destructive had been allowed into the camps, whereas circumstances of those who examined positive are dealt with by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC)."
  • "The Jigawa corps members that examined positive for the virus had been taken to the state's isolation centre for remedy and care.
  • "You will need to disclose that the NYSC Jigawa Secretariat, Jigawa State Authorities and NCDC have been in fixed contact with the corps members on their welfare and care.
  • "Nevertheless, there have been agitations by a few of them that wish to depart the isolation centre to reunite with their households due to the festivities however had been turned down till they're licensed okay by the NCDC.
  • "The administration appeals to the involved to be affected person as all that the NCDC is doing is for his or her curiosity and that of different Nigerians.
  • "For the promotion of balanced and honest reportage, the administration needs to attraction to the media which it holds in very excessive esteem as invaluable companions to all the time crosscheck problems with this nature with NYSC Administration, Jigawa State Authorities and the NCDC."

Some corps members in Jigawa State who allegedly examined optimistic for COVID-19 had allegedly been deserted on the state’s isolation Centre.

The corps members in isolation at Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, had mentioned, “We had been to return to camp on the fifteenth of this month (December) however they carried out COVID-19 check and mentioned we had been optimistic.

“Now we have been within the isolation Centre for 14 days now with out displaying any signs. The ache of celebrating Christmas right here can’t be described; they mentioned Jigawa State doesn’t undertake the strategy of releasing COVID-19 affected person after 14 days with out signs,” one in all them mentioned.

The Jigawa State authorities had on December 15, 2020 introduced it found eight new circumstances of COVID-19 amongst members of the NYSC posted to the state. 

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