A Nigerian Doctor, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, under the Ministry of Health, has finally disclosed the drugs used to treat Coronavirus patients in the country.
During his address to the members of House of Representative yesterday, Tuesday 5 May, Dr. Osagie said Remdesivir could be used to treat patients with Coronavirus.
According to him, they have been using Remdesivir in many locations, including Lagos; also, we have tried the antiretroviral drug to see what the effect will be.
The Ministry said that the drug, which was initially developed as a potential treatment of Ebola, is now used also to treat Coronavirus.
Remdesivir was used to test about 1,063 hospitalized COVID-19 patents around that world and has proven to reduce the time it takes each patient to recover by 31%. Eleven days on average versus 15 days for those just given usual care.