Lagos Wan Use 600 Patients For COVID-19 Drug Trial

The Lagos State Government don yarn say dem go enlist 600 patients to determine whether  Chloroquine na valid treatment for COVID-19.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, na im yarn dis tori .

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“In summary, we will be looking at about 600 patients. The trial will go on till we recruit the required number.

“There will be an independent Data and Safety Board. The board can advise that study be discontinued if the statistical evidence of the usefulness of a drug is overwhelming and in which case it becomes unethical to withhold it from other groups.” Speaking as well, the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the state had learnt how to deal with infectious diseases, through its handling of the Ebola pandemic in 2014.

“That was also epic in Lagos and it gave Lagos some understanding about how serious infectious disease could be managed. We have an Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba and even after the Ebola case, we had some international grants and over the last two to three years, we have built what we call a biosecurity lab level four, which can match any of its kind in the world.”

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