In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 05th, October, 2020

Asthmatic Sufferers Have been Pressured To Settle for To Be COVID-19 Constructive

Asthmatic Patients Were Forced To Accept To Be COVID-19 Positive

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Asthmatic Sufferers Have been Pressured To Settle for To Be COVID-19 Constructive – NHRC Claims

The Nationwide Human Rights Fee, NHRC, has lamented about rising instances of human rights abuses in Rivers State, noting that the rights of many Asthmatic sufferers have been violated in Rivers State by some hospitals.

The Administrators of the NHRC Rivers State Workplace, Mrs Chinwe Okoroji, who spoke in Port Harcourt whereas receiving a report of investigation and monitoring of rights abuses by the Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre, YEAC with help from Land is Life, through the Covid-19 lockdown within the nation, acknowledged that the rise was recorded from the second quarter of the 12 months until date.

Okoroji stated: “Because the Covid-19 we now have had a sequence of humane rights violations as a result of we additionally monitored the method. Just like the policewoman that was killed within the Eneka space of Rivers State. This workplace is rating second on stories of violations of rights obtained not too long ago.

“There have been also problems with hospitals rejecting sufferers and forcing them to simply accept that they’ve Covid-19 after they don’t have it. This principally occurred to Asthmatic sufferers.”


She counseled the Advocacy Centre for taking time to compile the rights violations report, including that its findings would help NHRC in its operations.

Nevertheless, the Govt Director of the Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre, YEAC, Fyneface Dumnamene, famous that the monitoring was undertaken by the group by its One Million Youth Volunteers Community of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters within the 9 states of the Niger Delta.

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Dumnamene highlighted that Akwa Ibom State as captured within the report recorded extra instances of rape involving minors throughout the interval and cult-related crimes, whereas Rivers State recorded extra police and process power associated human rights abuses.

He tasked NHRC to step up its efforts in partnering with Non-Governmental Group and different civic teams on monitoring rights abuses and referred to as for the Authorities to arrange a particular court docket to be dealing with problems with rights violations for fast dispensation of justice.

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