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Estcourt Family Critical After Consuming Deworming Meds

SABC NEWS:  A family of five and their employee at Escourt in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands are being treated for poisoning after consuming a cattle deworming medication. The family consumed the medication in hopes that it would cure them of COVID-19 infection. KwaZulu-Natal Private Ambulance Service spokesperson, Craig Botha says when emergency services arrived at a doctor’s room, they found 6 people in critical condition. Botha says there have been a few reports of people taking home remedies and non-prescription drugs to cure COVID-19 infection.

Speaking to Newsbreak Lotus FM’s Rachel Vadi, the chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Doctors Healthcare Coalition, Professor Morgan Chetty, says there is currently no cure for the disease caused by coronavirus, COVID-19. Chetty urges people not to try any home remedies.

In other news, Taresh Harreeparshad of Newsbreak Lotus FM went into conversation with Cape Town resident Avesh Ramnarain, who lost his Dad to COVID-19 in May this year. The podcast also unpacks what the steroid drug, Dexamethasone, is and its effect on saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic as explained by Dr Terence Komal. visit here

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