The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr. Tomi Coker, has warned mothers in the State, to desist from forcing their children to drink sanitizers, as a way of combating the coronavirus.
Coker gave the warning on Tuesday, during a Press briefing on the update of cases of Covid-19 in the State, while describing the development in the State as a myth.
The Commissioner said that she has discovered that many mothers in the State, had been asking their children to drink sanitizers, so as to get immune against the deadly virus.
The Medical Expert noted that there is no evidence that drinking sanitizers would prevent Covid-19.
She said: “We also want to address some myths in society. There are mothers that are actually giving their children sanitisers to drink.
“There is no evidence that giving sanitisers to children, will prevent Covid-19. So, we encourage people to cease from doing this.”
The Commissioner also allayed the fears of the people, over the report that a victim of Covid-19 was at the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, a few days ago.
Coker disclosed that the patient who visited the Hospital with some symptoms of Covid-19, had tested negative.
She added: “The individual that was presented to Ijaye Hospital with signs and symptoms suggestive of Covid-19; since then, the individual who is a male, has been admitted into our Isolation Centre and tested negative for Covid-19.
“We have treated him for other ailments, and he has today been discharged home hale and hearty.”
On the number of ventilators the State has, the Commissioner stated that not less than 24 ventilators have been secured, including 10 at the 250 beds Hospital in Abeokuta.