World Malaria Day: NDDC, Delta Govt warn against self medication

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has warned against self medication in the treatment of malaria.

NDDC Assistant Director, Education, Health&Social Services, EHSS, Mrs Emavwodia Irene, issued the warning on gbf occasion of the World Malaria Day.

She also warned against the use of herbs and traditional medicine in treating the disease.

“Don’t use agbo. Don’t always walk to roadside chemists to obtain drugs that don’t always work,” she said.

While noting that there’s need for proper medical checks, Emavwodia advised people to go to hospitals for treatment when they have the symptoms.

Malaria Programme Manager, Delta State, Dr (Mrs ) Julie Aniah also advised residents of the state against self medication.

She said symptoms of malaria include weakness, vomiting and miscarriage in women, stressing that there is a tendency for one to fall into coma when the temperature is high.

“Malaria is not your friend,” she said.

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