The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, today gave out a warning to all dealers who have been making products telling people that these products could cure Ebola.
NAFDAC Director-General Dr. Paul Orhii revealed this in Lagos and stated that there is officially no cure and no drug that could cure the virus.
NAFDAC stated that they won’t take lightly any such promotions of products that is meant to play on the fear of the population.
He said that his team will clamp down on anyone or organization trying to make a profit off Ebola news.
Meanwhile Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi said: “They should go through the normal ‘scientific’ process, EVD has no known cure and It would be a good thing if the cure is found in Nigeria but things must be done according to lay down rules.”
Nigerians are desperate and will be ready to buy anything if they have the virus. If anyone has a cure let him come to the agency. We will follow up but we are not going to allow anybody to take advantage of the sick. We will arrest anybody found making false claims.”
The deadly disease was first detected in Nigeria after a Liberian man identified as Mr. Patrick Sawyer, used to be a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance arrived Nigeria on Sunday, July 20, 2014, for a conference was tested to be infected with the Ebola virus.
But unfortunately, Mr. Patrick Sawyer died in a Lagos Hospital less than 24 hours after his arrival in Nigeria.
Ebola virus has reportedly killed over 632 people all across countries in Africa since February 2014.
Culled from: http://www.naij.com/70727.html