Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday said there will be clinical trials of a drug, Dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients.
Recall that the British government had announced that Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available drug was effective for patients seriously down with COVID-19…
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson had said UK researchers said the drug has reduced COVID-19 deaths risk.
Dexamethasone reduced death risk for patients in ventilators by one-third and oxygen by one fifth.
Speaking at the PTF’s COVID-19 daily briefing on Thursday in Abuja, Ehanire said clinicians will be directed to consider the drug for their trials and see how it works.
“I did mention that there is a medicine that we are going to ask our clinicians to try. It is not a medicine that you should be using but a medicine that the doctor is to use.
“Luckily this medicine is not new and it is well-known to be used for other purposes as a steroid. It was found to be useful in this case. It is easy to try it out because we know the side effects,” he said.
He, therefore, added that the usual dosage of the drug is well-known and not unavailable
Actress Tonto Dikeh reacts as NCPC denies appointing her as Peace Ambassador
BREAKING: Aisha Separates From Husband Buhari – Kemi Olunloyo Drops Hot Gist
Zamfara schoolgirls: Even your party leaders are worried, step down now! – Bamgbose confronts Buhari
Mother who allegedly lost her son 3 years ago, breaks down in tears as she finds him in the street as a mad man (Photos+Video)
You Will Pay For The Hotel, He Will Sleep With You And Give You 2k – Nkechi Blessing Tells Fans Who Want To Snatch Her New Man
I Found My Maid Alone Sleeping Like This, I Did This To Her (Photos below)
Jubilations in Nigeria as President Buhari Makes Important Announcement (Details below)
5 Things a Woman Wants in the Morning, But She Will Never Say It Out (Details below)
- Lifestyle2 days ago
SHOCKING: Lady With Massive Melons Reveals What She Has Done to Alot Of Men This Year (Details below)
- News2 days ago
Female student fights her lecturer and tears his shirt for not allowing her write an exam (Video)
- Entertainment2 days ago
Tattoo Saga: Yul Edochie advises celebrities to be grateful when fans show them ‘fan love’
- Crime22 hours ago
Curvy Woman Caught Sleeping With 13-year-old, See Why She Did It (Details below)