TRENDING: Monkeypox Victim Commits Suicide

A victim of Monkeypox, quarantined in the Niger Delta University Hospital (UNDTH), Okolobiri has reportedly committed suicide n the early hours of Monday.

The Bayelsa State government confirmed the development in a press conference involving the Commissioners of Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson; Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, the Chief Medical Director, NDUTH, Prof. Dimie Ogoina and other senior health officials.

Etebu disclosed that the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of ‘MonkeyPox’ that were being managed at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH).
He expressed regret that the patient took his own life despite speedily recovering from the disease.


He said the deceased medical history did not suggest any mental illness or features of depression and maintained that the patient did not die from the Monkeypox disease.

Etebu said that the police and his family had been duly contacted and all due diligence was being followed for his funeral.

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