Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Monkeypox: Suspected Patient Commits Suicide In Bayelsa Hospital

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One of the 21 suspected monkeypox patients being managed at the isolation facility of the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), has committed suicide. He is reported to have committed suicide on Sunday. The laboratory analysis from Dakar in Senegal released on Monday said only three of the 21 samples had the disease.

The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebititula Etebu, at a news conference organised by the Ministry of Information, said that the deceased was recovering before the incident. It is, however, important to note that the patient was recovering and had improved significantly like other patients. “All are doing well; 10 have been discharged; seven still on admission and improving. His medical history did not suggest any mental illness or features of depression,” he said.

He assured the public that the patient did not die from the suspected monkey-pox disease. The Commissioner said a committee had been set up to evaluate his past and recent clinical and social history, to determine if there were undisclosed mental illness or personal family problems that could justify suicide. Etebu assured the public that Bayelsa Government was doing everything to contain the outbreak and ensure all patients received appropriate care and treatment.

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