Instagram comedian Sydney Talker has criticised the healthcare system in the country over alleged inability of health workers to attend to him after showing symptoms of coronavirus.
I’m sharing my personal experience with our failed healthcare system especially on its inability to respond promptly to this COVID-19 epidemic.
He said when he was down with some symptoms and reached out to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), they turned him down.
He tweeted: “A week ago, I came down with some symptoms similar to that of COVID-19. I tried the @NCDCgov hotlines several times for about 2 days before I got a response stating that since I have not started showing ALL signs & symptoms plus I have no recent international travel history or contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient I wouldn’t be attended to.”
Sydney later took to Instagram to post a videos of his experience, saying he is scared for the loved ones around him.
He said: “All I need are answers to understand my predicament and how an average nigerian can solve this same situation am currently experiencing.”
Below are the videos: