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Breaking News : A victim of Monkeypox committed suicide

A victim of Monkeypox receiving treatment at the quarantine centre in the Niger Delta University Hospital (UNDTH), Okolobiri has committed suicide. It was gathered that the victim , whose name was not disclosed took his life in the early hours of yesterday .

The Bayelsa State government confirmed the development in a press conference involving the Commissioners of Information and Orientation , Mr . 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 Monkey pox disease .

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

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Mr. Asinim Butswat , confirmed the development , saying the matter had been reported to the police . He, however, said the police were not suspecting any foul play , noting that there were no visible marks of violence other than the rope he tied around his neck .

Breaking News : A victim of Monkeypox committed suicide
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