Ibadan-based businessman, Mr Omololu Akinyosoye, tells Punch that he has been instructed that one must foyer to get the results of coronavirus check
Why did you opt for a COVID-19 check?
I had a chum who died of COVID-19 and I had touch with him 3 or 4 days prior to he died. My past due good friend had idea he had malaria, but it surely was once when he were given to clinic that he was once instructed that he had COVID-19. He died about 3 days later. So, I assumed to myself that you will want to get examined in order that I may just save my lifestyles in case I have been inflamed. Since I lived in Ibadan, I put a choice thru to the Oyo State COVID-19 emergency quantity and I used to be requested to move get examined right away and that was once what I did.
When did you opt for the check?
There was once a cover outdoor, the place we have been attended to. Where appeared untidy. There was once no professionalism. There was once dysfunction there. In truth, there was once no privateness for any affected person. You possibly can simply be known as upon and you would need to expose your clinical historical past, telephone quantity and residential cope with to the listening to of everybody. Everybody may just just about pay attention about your clinical historical past. I disagreed with them over this method and I used to be given a sort to fill.
How lengthy did it take prior to you have been attended to?
I waited in line. It took about 45 mins prior to I used to be attended to and after I used to be examined, I used to be instructed that I may just go away.
When did they inform you the check outcome could be in a position?
They instructed me it could take two weeks. Once I requested why, they mentioned they’d wish to take the check samples to the College Faculty Health center, Ibadan. They mentioned the end result would no longer be out on time as a result of Ondo State and others most often ship samples to the UCH. In different phrases, the UCH has only one molecular lab, which many different states are the usage of. I assumed this to be pathetic. Anyway, they mentioned they’d touch me during the phone or electronic mail.
What was once your reaction once they instructed you to look ahead to two weeks?
I used to be offended however they mentioned their fingers have been complete. The UCH was once supposed just for Oyo State, however different states also are sending samples to it. They mentioned they couldn’t deal with the prime call for. Once I requested why they couldn’t arrange extra labs, they mentioned this was once what the federal government may just have enough money.
Now that you simply don’t know your standing, what have you ever been doing?
I’ve been following the information. I wash my fingers incessantly and put on my face masks. I if truth be told purchased the N95, which is among the finest. That’s what I put on. I don’t cross out anymore. I keep at house. I most effective cross out when it’s completely vital.
Now that it’s been 3 weeks with none reaction, what efforts have you ever made to get your outcome?
3 days in the past, I went to the Governor’s Administrative center. I used to be instructed Governor Seyi Makinde was once no longer round so I asked to look his leader of workforce, however I used to be instructed he was once in a gathering. So, I used to be offered to 1 Adebowale Falana, who occurs to be an assistant to the executive of workforce. Once I narrated my dilemma to him, he picked his telephone and known as the physician on the clinic, the place I did the check, and he requested why my check outcome was once being behind schedule. The physician mentioned my check outcome could be despatched to me once imaginable. Mr Falana due to this fact gave me his telephone quantity. That was once 3 days in the past. I nonetheless have no longer gained the check outcome. Once I known as Mr Falana, he mentioned ‘What do you need me to do?’ and I spoke back, ‘I urge your pardon, what do I need you to do? I need my outcome. Why don’t you escalate it to the governor? The outcome should were out through now. I don’t wish to foyer for it’. He mentioned he would name the physician however there was no construction until now. It’s atrocious.
Have you ever been in isolation?
As I mentioned previous, I’ve been indoors. Thankfully, I are living on my own; so It’s not that i am in consistent touch with somebody.
Given your enjoy, do you suppose Nigeria can win the battle in opposition to COVID-19?
This battle in opposition to COVID-19 is only a waste of time. In Ondo the city, 3 folks, who I knew, died whilst they have been looking ahead to their effects. Messages have been despatched to that they’d examined certain when they had died. What’s the objective of taking a check while you won’t are living to look the end result? In different nations, effects are out between 24 and 48 hours. I’ve been looking ahead to 3 weeks. I will be able to now not plead with them for the end result.
Nigeria has failed. I don’t suppose Nigeria can win this battle. Take a look at our inhabitants, which is set 200 million. What number of people have they examined? We’re chasing shadows. Sooner or later, I do know we will conquer. I’m partial to Governor Makinde, however he has failed so far as this COVID-19 reaction is worried. Even Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State hasn’t achieved neatly. All samples are despatched to Akure for checking out. Samples are despatched to the UCH.