Some Nigerians have been hospitalised for chloroquine poisoning after resorting to self-medication based on the declaration by US president, Donald Trump, that chloroquine can be used to treat persons infected with the coronavirus. About 20 Nigerians who reside in Lagos are currently hospitalised in various hospitals in the state after taking an overdose of the anti-malarial drug.
A doctor discloses that a family of five was hospitalised in the intensive care unit of a private hospital as a result of chloroquine poisoning – The doctor says people who have not tested positive to the coronavirus are taking chloroquine based on an unconfirmed rumour that the drug can cure COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has admonished citizens of the country on the use of chloroquine, a pill famous for the cure of malaria, to treat the dreaded disease called coronavirus.
SOURCE: google news