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Coronavirus: We Are Now Receiving Patients Suffering From Chloroquine Poisoning- Lagos State Government



The Lagos State government has reported that hospitals in the state have started getting patients suffering from Chloroquine overdose. After US President Donald Trump approved the use of this drug as possible cure of Coronavirus on Thursday March 19th, Some Nigerians straightaway rushed to the pharmacists to purchase and drink Chloroquine as a preventive measure.

The Lagos State government, through the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Health, Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih was quoted by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile, by saying that some hospitals in the state are now treating patients who took overdose of chloroquine, which has led to poisoning.
 Dr. Oreoluwa Finnih has urged residents of the state to abstain from the massive intake of chloroquine in the hope of curing coronavirus, adding that the best thing to do is to visit hospitals.

The Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, speaking at a press conference stated that there is no evidence yet to back up statements of Chlorquine being effective in the treatment of Coronavirus


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