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COVID-19: WHO says Chloroquine not part of medications for treating Nigerians

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Femi Adediran
Abeokuta
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that Chloroquine is not part of the medications adopted to treat Coronavirus in Nigeria.
It therefore cautioned Nigerians against unauthorised and indiscriminate use of Chloroquine.
WHO insisted that it had not adopted the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Representatives of WHO in Ogun State, Dr. Akinola Fatiregun and Dr. Shamsu Abdul made the disclosure on Saturday while sensitising students during the Swear-in ceremony of the National Executives of the National Association of Ogun Students (NAOSS) in Abeokuta, the State capital.
They disclosed that the organisation had no evidence yet to prove that Chloroquine is the medication for treating Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The organisation said the only modality adopted for the treatment of the disease in Nigeria was treatment centres located across the country.
“We (WHO) do not have any evidence for us here in Nigeria that chloroquine is the medication. We have not adopted it. The protocol for Nigeria is where we have places we have treatment centres.”
“In other places where they are using chloroquine, they already have what we call community transmission everywhere. Because we don’t have community transmission here and there is no evidence that chloroquine is actually the medication.”
“So, for us here (Nigeria) it is not part of our treatment protocol because we follow protocol.”
Governor Dapo Abiodun in his speech reiterated his administration’s commitment to the provision of qualitative and quantitative education to the people of the State.
The Governor who represented by his Special Assistant on Students Matters, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi commended the students for strictly adhering to State government’s ban on gatherings of more than 50 people.
“In the last ten months, this administration has demonstrated seriousness in changing the fortunes of education and solving the mirages of challenges confronting the sector. This administration is not unaware of the fact that education is the bedrock of any meaningful development in the society, therefore, we will not relent in our efforts to improve the standard of ,” Governor Abiodun added.
Also speaking, the Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Health, Dr. Ololade urged the people to at all times maintain good respiratory and hand hygiene, adding that they should immediately report suspected case of Coronavirus to the nearest government hospital.
In his inaugural speech, the National President of NAOSS, Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi pledged students unalloyed support to the administration of Governor Abiodun.
Ogunrombi also said the students were ready to partner with the State, WHO and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to prevent the spread of the disease in the State.
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