The Nigerian government has said that it will begin the clinical trial of dexamethasone, a COVID-19 life-saving drug.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie, while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
Ehanire has now asked doctors to include the drug in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
“I did mention that there is a medicine that we are going to ask our clinicians to try. It is not a medicine that you should be using but a medicine that the doctor is to use.
“Luckily this medicine is not new and it is well-known to be used for other purposes as a steroid. It was found to be useful in this case. It is easy to try it out because we know the side effects,” he said.