Monkey Pox patient in Bayelsa whose identity is still unknown has killed himself, even though the government claims he is already recovering.
The patient was among the 11 people who were committed to at the centre of the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH).
The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Daniel Iworiso however has debunked news that the patient died of the disease saying that was contrary to the real reason.
“This is to inform the general public that the patient did not die of the disease but committed suicide.
We want to tell our people not to panic; government is on top of the situation.
We should try and stay away from bush meat, monkey precisely.”
The commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebititula Etebu also added that the patient was improving as at the time of his suicide.
“It is, however, important to note that the patient was recovering and had improved significantly like other patients.
All are doing well; 10 have been discharged; seven still on admission and improving.
His medical history did not suggest any mental illness or features of depression,” he said.