Recall that US President Donald Trump on Thursday March 19th, said that the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Chloroquine in the treatment of coronavirus, something FDA later refuted.
Some Nigerians immediately rushed to the pharmacists to purchase and drink Chloroquine as a preventive measure
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has warned against the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of Coronavirus. According to the NCDC, the World Health Organization WHO has not approved the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of Coronavirus.
However, Lagos State government says hospitals in the state have begun receiving patients suffering from Chloroquine overdose.
“Some hospitals in the Lagos state are now treating patients who took too many quantities of chloroquine, leading to poisoning.
The state Government urged residents to desist from the massive consumption of chloroquine in the hope of curing coronavirus, adding that the best to do is to visit hospitals.