The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has alleged that some hospitals have been violating the rights of many Asthmatic patients.
This was made known by the Directors of the NHRC Rivers State Office, Mrs. Chinwe Okoroji, who spoke in Port Harcourt while receiving a report of investigation and monitoring of rights abuses by the Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre, YEAC with support from Land is Life, during the Covid-19 lockdown in the country.
She stated that the rise was recorded from the second quarter of the year till date.
Okoroji said there have been series of human rights violations since the Covid-19 pademic started to spread, as they had l monitored the process.
She said some patients are forced to accept COVID-19 diagnosis by some hospitals, even when its not true, adding that it mostly happens to Asthmatic patients.
She commended the Advocacy Centre for taking time to compile the rights violations report, adding that its findings would support NHRC in its operations.
Source: Naija News