- The Ghana Medical Association says Hydrogen Peroxide is not a Covid-19 treatment drug
- The association is warning of health complications over the drug
- Their public alert follows a section of medical doctors calling for the use of the drug
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The Ghana Medical Association is warning the general public against drinking or gargling Hydrogen Peroxide as a measure to protect against the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Speaking on Joy FM, President of the GMA, Dr. Frank Ankobeah, says no research has been reached nor trials concluded on the use of Hydrogen Peroxide. He warned that using it such could pose health risks.
“We at the Ghana Medical Association can’t approve of this Hydrogen Peroxide as the treatment or prevention drug for the coronavirus. We are warning against its use as it could pose health complications for consumers who drink or gaggle it,” he told Joy FM.
This public alert comes in the wake of a medical doctor at the UGMC advising Ghanaians to use Hydrogen Peroxide as a means of protection. According to him, trials on some Covid-19 patients including colleague doctors showed positive results.
His announcement has created an artificial shortage of the commodity across various pharmacies as the mad rush and panic buying also has shot up prices.
Ghana’s urgent current Covid-19 situation
Ghana has so far been added to the list of highly risky countries with a variant of the pandemic.
President Akufo Addo has introduced new restrictions - all wedding, parties and outdoor events are banned.
The Police survive has also been deployed to clamp down on Ghanaians flouting the mandatory mask-wearing directive.
Meanwhile, Ghana is expected to receive its first batch of 2.4 million vaccines by March, This will spark the first batch of inoculation even as the President aims to inoculate the entire population of 30 million.
Figures from the Ministry of Health shows a spike in daily numbers since December – this has been linked to indiscipline, flouting of covid-19 protocols and the elections.
Already, the Ghana Medical Association has warned the public that “their health is in their own hands” and hospitals get overstretched to deal with the surge of the virus.
Even as government races to curtail the spread of the virus, suspicions of a suppression of Covid-19 data keeps rising.
Journalists and some medical professionals are doubting the figures being churned by the Ministry of Health as they argue that they (the figures) are in sharp contrast with the reality at various medical facilities.
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