We’re using Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients – Osagie Ehanire

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Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, Tuesday said that Nigeria has commenced the usage of Remdesivir drug, in managing COVID-19 patients in the country.

Disclosing this while addressing members of the House of Representatives, Ehanire said the drug has been administered to patients in Lagos state.

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“We have been using that (remdesivir); we have tried that in Lagos too. “So, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what effect it has.” The minister said the drug, originally developed as a potential treatment for Ebola, is one of the options which Nigeria has adopted in treating COVID-19 patients.

But he said no herbal medicine has so far been approved for the disease.



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