By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo
Barely a week after dismissing insinuations of porous security at the quarantine centre in Jalingo by the authorities, a female patient, currently at the isolation centre for suspected cases of COVID-19, Mrs Hanatu Idris has escaped from the camp.
Dr Innocent Vakai, Chairman of the Covid-19 Technical Committee in Taraba on Saturday announced the escape of from the quarantine centre located at the NYSC Orientation Camp Jalingo.
Vakai who made the announcement in Jalingo while briefing newsmen on the activities of the committee, called on members of the public to remain on alert and inform members of the committee or security agencies whenever she was seeing.
He said that the woman, who hailed from Borno was among the 130 quarantined travellers, intercepted by security operatives at the Taraba boarders.
Vakai, who is also the Commissioner for Health said that the state had purchased two ventilator, in addition from one ventilator given by the North East Development Commission making it three in the state.
He also said that the government would purchase mobile testing kits in line with the resolution of the Northern Governor’s Forum.
Vakkai further said that the committee would ensure that the almajiris were tested and those found positive were isolated while those who test negative would be taken to their parents or guardians in their states of origin.