ALERT: Lagos Hospitals ‘Now Treating’ Patients Suffering From Chloroquine Poisoning

March 20, 2020
42 Views

chloroquine poisoning

File photo

Some hospitals in Lagos state have been receiving patients suffering from chloroquine poisoning, according to Gboyega Akosile, chief press secretary to the governor.

Quoting Oreoluwa Finnih, senior special assistant to the governor on health, Akosile warned people against massive consumption of chloroquine as a measure to fight coronavirus.

The demand for chloroquine, an oral artemisinin-based monotherapies (oAMTs) for malaria treatment, soared a few hours after President Donald Trump said the drug had been approved to treat COVID-19.

But Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, contradicted the American president, saying the agency was still working to examine all possibilities.

TheCable had reported how residents trooped to pharmaceutical stores across Lagos and Abuja on Thursday evening to purchase the drug.

In a tweet on Friday, Akosile warned people against harming themselves through the indiscriminate use of the drug.

“Hospitals now receiving patients suffering from Chloroquine Poisoning, says Gov @jidesanwoolu’s SSA on Health, Dr @Oreoluwa_Finnih. She urged people against massive consumption of Chloroquine as a measure to fight #Coronavirus,”
he tweeted.

Earlier, health experts had dismissed speculations that the drug could be used in fighting the virus.

You may be interested

Kizz Daniel serves latest video “Boys Are Bad”
News
News

Kizz Daniel serves latest video “Boys Are Bad”

Webby - November 26, 2020

<!-- Kizz Daniel – Boys Are Bad --> Kizz Daniel – Boys Are Bad Nigerian singer and songwriter Oluwatobiloba Daniel…

Boko Haram terrorists strike at night, 3 villagers killed, 1 kidnapped
News
1 views
News
1 views

Boko Haram terrorists strike at night, 3 villagers killed, 1 kidnapped

Webby - November 26, 2020

<!-- Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau: his men attacked two Cameroonian villages --> Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau: his men…

Olufon Of Ifon Oba Adewusi Murdered In Cold Blood By Bandits
Crime
2 views
Crime
2 views

Olufon Of Ifon Oba Adewusi Murdered In Cold Blood By Bandits

Webby - November 26, 2020

A high-ranking traditional ruler in Ondo State Oba Adewusi Isreal, The Olufon of Ifon has died. Oba Adewusi reportedly went…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.