The Federal Government has come out to warn coronavirus patients against revealing the drugs used for their treatment at the isolation centre. The Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha,appealed to the survivors during the daily press briefing in Abuja, after recent video showed some high profile survivors, talking about the drugs administered on them at the treatment centres.
He revealed that the testimonies disclosing the prescription for treatment of the virus could encourage patients to indulge in self-medication instead of seeking help from health authorities. He urged all Nigerians that have symptoms of COVID-19 to test for the virus and, if positive, go into the isolation centres for care by experts.
Mustapha said: “The PTF congratulates and appreciates the testimonies of Nigerians who have recovered from COVID-19, which has given us more insights and further strengthens the need to adhere strictly to guidelines issued. “However, an emerging issue from all these testimonies is the issue of prescription for treatments. We should always remember that the symptoms of COVID-19 mimic some illnesses we already know but treating the symptoms is not the same as treating the virus. For this reason, we strongly discourage self-medication.”
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