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So Sad! MonkeyPox Patient Commits Suicide

A victim of monkey pox receiving treatment at Niger Delta University Hospital (UNDTH), Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, has committed suicide.

It was gathered that the victim hung himself early yesterday.

Bayelsa state government confirmed the development at a joint press conference by commissioners for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson and Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, with the Chief Medical Director, NDUTH, Prof. Dimie Ogoina and other senior health officials.

Pro. Etebu said that the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of “monkey pox” being managed at the NDUTH. He regretted that the patient took his life despite speedily recovering from the disease.

He said the patient’s medical history did not suggest any mental illness or depression. He maintained that the patient did not die of monkey pox.

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

The Police are also not suspecting any foul play, as there were no visible marks of violence other than the rope the patient tied around his neck.

He should have exercise patience and get better with time. RIP!

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