The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan, Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo has advised Nigerians not to be scared by the rampaging Coronavirus.
He said with appropriate policies and measures in place, the pandemic will enter a new phase that will bring relief and succour to the global community.
The UCH CMD gave the advice while participating on ‘Ọ̀rọ̀ Tó Ń lọ’, a daily Current Affairs programme on Oluyole 98.5 FM, the Radio Channel of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS.
As at Saturday night, Nigeria has recorded 7261 cases, with 2007 discharged and 221 deaths.
Professor Otegbayo attributed the rising cases to the fact that more people were being tested daily.
On the controversial statement that the old popular malaria drug, Chloroquine, can cure Coronavirus, the Chief Medical Director cautioned against inappropriate drug use which he says can lead to complications.
The Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology advised anyone who is sick to seek appropriate medical help from qualified medical personnel.
Prof Otegbayo revealed that in spite of the prevailing situation, the University College Hospital, Ibadan, has continued to attend to emergency cases and has provided personal protective kits to its Staff while embarking on several preventive measures to ensure safe and secured environment.
The UCH CMD who later paid a courtesy visit to the BCOS Executive Chairman; Prince Dotun Oyelade, commended the Management of the Corporation for not relenting in the onerous task of informing the people through all its radio and television channels across the State.
The Corporation Executive Chairman, Prince Dotun Oyelade, in his remarks, expressed deep appreciations to the UCH CMD for creating time to feature on the Station’s Daily Network Radio Programme, ‘Ọ̀rọ̀ Tó Ń lọ’.