Seven patients with Lassa fever who were admitted at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo Taraba State have are reportedly missing. The management of the Hospital said they are doing all they can to arrest the patients and return them to the hospital.
The Chairperson, Lassa Fever Committee at the medical centre, Dr Aisha Sani said:
“Seven persons had absconded. We are making frantic efforts to arrest and bring them back to the hospital before they infect others with the disease. We have our internal securities here, but the truth is that we need more to secure the Lassa fever unit,”.
Lassa fever has killed 14 people in the state so far this year.