The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has confirmed that Ghana is using Hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 patients.
“Some of the patients in Ghana are being managed with it,” Mr. Oppong Nkrumah disclosed this on GBC’s current affairs programme, ‘AskTheInfoMinistry’.
Asked what government’s position on the debate about Hydroxychloroquine, Zithromax and Zinc medication all in a bid to find treatment for covid-19 cure, he said the reality is that some of the patients in Ghana are being managed with this combination of treatments.
“We are using it and we are gathering data on patients who are being managed on it as compared to patients who are not being managed on it. The Ghana Health Service has indicated that when they believe that they have the numbers that can allow them to make a theory out of it, they will be able to tell us what their findings are when it comes to treating patients with and patients without it.”
“They have some numbers but they don’t believe they have reached that point where they can hypothesize out of it,” he added.
Ghana has 3,617 active cases with patients at various stages according to the GHS website.