Doctors and healthcare workers tending to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in a couple of isolation centers in the nation’s capital city of Abuja, haven’t been paid for three months, Pulse can exclusively report.

A COVID-19 positive patient who was admitted to the Idu isolation center in Abuja recently, tells Pulse that she and other patients at the health facility now fear for their lives, because they have been left at the mercy of owed doctors and healthcare workers who are no longer putting in their best at work.

“There are about five isolation centers in Abuja. The ones in Gwagwalada and Karu, the healthcare workers there have been paid. But the ones in IduAsokoro and the central area haven’t received their payments for three months,” the patient tells Pulse, while pleading that her name be left out of this story.

She says she’s been speaking with doctors on the predicament.