Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has revealed the reason drugs used in the successful treatment of COVID-19 will not be released to the general public.
According to the Health Minister, citizens may resort to self-medication and drug overdose once the name of the drug or drugs become public knowledge. He made reference to people who overdosed on Chloroquine when the index case of Coronavirus was reported in the country.
Ehanire made this known while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday.
He said: “The drug or drugs being used are matters of interest to doctors who are providing treatment. Doctors advise each other on which drugs they used and I believe as time goes on, they will compile a report on what worked and what didn’t work.
“It is not for you to go and purchase and treat yourself. So, I won’t advise anyone looking for the name of the drug when you are not even sure you have that sickness.” Minister Ehanire said