Dr Tinuade Ogunlesi, a medical physician with the Ogun State Teaching Hospital, Abeokuta, has mentioned that there isn’t any affirmation but to the declare that Chloroquine can destroy COVID-19.
Ogunlesi advised News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday towards the backdrop of reported declare that Chloroquine is an antidote to COVID-19.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the United States President, Mr Donald Trump, had earlier within the week mentioned that Chloroquine may treatment COVID-19.
Ogunlesi, nevertheless, mentioned that the U.S. Food and Drug Agency had not beneficial Chloroquine for scientific use to forestall or deal with COVID-19.
He mentioned that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Nigeria solely beneficial Chloroquine for scientific trial and never for prevention or therapy of COVID-19.
According to him, there isn’t any affirmation but that Chloroquine destroys the COVID-19 virus. “When the scientific trials are concluded and there may be an awesome proof of its efficacy, the related businesses will make the pronouncement.’’
According to him, until then, keep away from Chloroquine so that you could be reside lengthy sufficient to witness the top of the COVID-19 disaster.
“Chances are that, if you happen to keep away from handshakes and hugs, if you happen to wash your fingers steadily, apply alcohol-based sanitisers after touching objects in public locations and if you happen to be taught to keep up secure social distance, it’s possible you’ll not even contract COVID-19,’’ he mentioned.
He mentioned each drug was a possible poison, and even easy Paracetamol when taken in extra may injury the liver.
He added that in poisonous doses, Chloroquine may injury the eyes and trigger visible loss.
“It irritates the center and the center loses its rhythm and this in flip outcomes to coronary heart failure, and when the center begins to fail, each organ within the physique suffers.
“It could also be so unhealthy that the quantity of blood circulating within the physique turns into ineffective to adequately provide the organs with the wanted oxygen and vitamins.
“It irritates the ears and impairs listening to. There are heaps extra of life threatening results from its utilization’’
He suggested the general public to all the time observe the beneficial precautions towards COVID-19.
He mentioned they need to keep away from ingesting a poison which may kill or injury the physique irreparably after they weren’t certain that the individuals that they had contact with actually had circumstances of COVID-19.
“Chloroquine has simply been beneficial for trials in COVID-19, somewhat than for therapy or prevention of COVID-19.’’
He mentioned one won’t die from COVID-19 if measures have been taken to safeguard it.
He, nevertheless, mentioned that if one ought to ingest Chloroquine recklessly, such individual may very well be susceptible to loss of life.