Nigerians have expressed shock after a Twitter user shared a pack of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and claimed It Treats COVID-19 and was sold for 50,000 Naira in a Port Harcourt Pharmacy.
The drug became highly sort after when a Nigerian-trained US-based medical doctor said she has used a combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax to treat over 350 Coronavirus patients and none died (read here).
While her claim has been highly disputed, demand for the drug has skyrocketed and this has made it expensive.
There are claims that a pharmacy in Port Harcourt is selling a packet of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, containing 60 tablets, for 50,000 Naira and Nigerians are shocked.
Below are some reactions…