‘COVID-19 Life Saver Drug’ – NCDC Reacts As British Govt Announces Dexamethsaone

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reacted to the British government announcement of a cheap and widely available drug that saves patients seriously ill with COVID-19.

Recall that British Prime Minister on Tuesday said UK researchers identified a new drug, which is effective and has reduced COVID-19 deaths risk.

The drug identified as Dexamethasone has reduced death risk for patients in ventilators by one-third and oxygen by one fifth.

Reacting, the NCDC in a tweet on its official Twitter handle, said the drug will not be used to treat patients because it has not been approved by the World Health Organization, WHO.

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It said, “The NCDC is aware of recent outcomes from a UK-Government funded clinical trial for COVID-19.

“The results support the use of Dexamethsaone as a possible treatment to reduce the risk of death among COVID-19 patients, who require oxygen or mechanical ventilation.

“Please note that the Government of Nigeria has not validated or approved any treatment for COVID-19.

“In addition, the use of Dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment has not been validated by @WHO.”

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