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2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by ikorodureporta: 6:48am On Nov 19
Two Ogun pupils die allegedly after taking deworming drugs

Two female pupils of St James African Church Nursery and Primary School, Idi-Ape, Abeokuta, died on Wednesday morning after allegedly taking deworming drugs administered on them by their teachers.

The ingestion of the drugs followed commencement of the annual deworming exercise for over 700,000 pupils in 14 Local Government Areas of Ogun by the government.

Eight-year-old Omolaso Keyede in primary two and nine-year-old Eniola Oyeyemi in primary 4 reportedly died from dehydration following hours of stooling and vomiting after taking the deworming drugs.

The Nation learnt the pupils took deworming drugs during the school hours on Tuesday but fell ill in the evening.

They hailed from the same neighborhood at Ademola Street, opposite African Church, Idi-Ape, which is few metres away from the school.

One of them was rushed to Apata-Iye Clinic and Maternity Hospital, Odo Oyo, Abeokuta where she died at about 3am while the second pupil was taken to same healthcare centre some minutes later but was declared Brought In Dead (BID).

The deworming exercise that allegedly turned fatal to the two pupils fuelled speculations that the victims might have died from the complications arising from the adverse effects of drugs.

A team from Ogun Ministry of Health led by an Epidemiologist and Director of Public Health, Dr Festus Soyinka, dashed to the victims’ families to assess the situation.

But it was learnt Keyede had been buried and her family resisted moves by the health officials to exhume the body for possible autopsy.

The team, however, had access to the body of Eniola.

An aunt to Keyede, Mrs. Oluwatosi Nasiru, told reporters the school management had been advised not to administer the medication on the little girl but ignored the advice.

Nasiru said an unnamed teacher forced the girl despite her resistance.

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“We all know how the drug reacts on individuals. So, I have warned that they should not administer medication on my child. We detailed someone to the school that they should not administer the drug on her.

“The pupil said she resisted but the teacher beat her and forced her to take the drug. She vomited the drug and the teacher forced her to take the drug the second time,” she said.

She confirmed the family failed to allow government officials exhume the body because “it does not make any sense.”

She dismissed the allegations the source of the death could be in a well within their compound, which was suspected to have been contaminated.

Keyede’s grandmother, Fatimah Onanuga, said the victim had taken the deworming drugs, which proved adverse to her health and life.

But Soyinka dismissed speculations the pupils died of complications arising the medication administered on them.

He said the drugs were administered on over 200 pupils at the school but only the two from the same neighborhood had issues.

Despite the unfortunate incidents, he insisted the deworming exercise would continue in the state as planned.

Soyinka said: “What we have was a rumour about a child that died. On getting there we learnt that they are two.

“One had been buried before we got there, we could only see the grave site. The relation did not allow us to exhume.

“The reason why we wanted to exhume was that the one that had been buried, we brought a pathologist and doctors to see if there will be a need to do autopsy but on gross examination, we discovered that the child lost a lot of water which will not happen from just ordinary vomiting.

“Now, on getting to the hospital, the history the grandmother gave was that the child came back vomiting.

“How many times did she vomit, she could not volunteer that information, but it looks to me as if it was several?

“Now, even if you are going to vomit from such drugs that they were using, it will be due to irritation of the system. It will not be continuous vomiting that will lead to dehydration. So that already made us to be suspicious of something.

“The two children concerned are living in the same compound and no other person from the same school, about 235 students were given the same drugs yesterday (Tuesday) and no other person reported any challenge with taking the drugs.

“But for you to find two children in the same location, we should look for something else which could be transmittable and that could be infectious, that is why we are trying to look for the cause of the death.

“With what we have done, we have confirmed that with the child that has not been buried, we have discovered a sunken eyeballs, dried skin and loss of turgidity which shoes loss of water.

“On getting to the hospital, we were able to confirm that the child had history of diarrhea and vomiting.

“While he was with them here, there were five episodes of diarrhea. Appearance of the watery stool looks much like that of cholera which is one of the causes of gastrointestinal that kills fast.

“The second child was brought here late and according to them, they had lost the child before they brought her here.

“That was why they got to the hospital and the hospital could not accept them because she was brought in dead.”

Source: https://thenationonlineng.net/two-ogun-pupils-die-allegedly-after-taking-deworming-drugs/
Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Davoneskay(m): 10:55am On Nov 19
That should be de-human drug. I guess overdose or expired or fake drug was used.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by obasi101(m): 1:08pm On Nov 19
Nothing is news anymore in Nigeria. If d drug was not xpired, then it shldnt ve harmed those kids... Rip to d dem

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by NwaNimo1(m): 1:08pm On Nov 19
Did the parents consent to the poisoning?

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Uyi168(m): 1:08pm On Nov 19
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No name of the drug??.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by PCG001: 1:08pm On Nov 19

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by MongrelHunter: 1:08pm On Nov 19
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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by obasi101(m): 1:08pm On Nov 19
Davoneskay:
That should be de-human drug. I guess overdose or expired or fake drug was used.
Lol guy u suppose get pharmacy

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Kingsuave(m): 1:09pm On Nov 19
Eeyah, the must have took the drugs without eating.
You know how this Buhari regime dey na so so hunger everywhere cry cry .

Shoutout to my Niggas wey dey sort for me.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by 900warriorz(m): 1:09pm On Nov 19
RIP to the dead pupils

Only Go knows the truth. cry

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Shutupthere: 1:09pm On Nov 19
Wahala for who wan go do Helminth research. Double wahala for who wan administer praziquantel. Ui zoo researchers sorry ooo

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Madibah(m): 1:09pm On Nov 19
ogun state is always in the news for bad things
rip to the dead

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by 69dripin: 1:09pm On Nov 19
undecided Nawa o
Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by EmekaBlue(m): 1:09pm On Nov 19
But others didn't die. I hope they don't go blaming the innocent teachers. Many people are with health complications out there and nobody knows the kind of drug that will just trigger it. That's Why it is good to go for test and get doctor prescription bfr taking any drug.

I always give free advise i don't use though.

May their young soul RIP

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by GboyegaD(m): 1:10pm On Nov 19
May their souls rest in peace. The death could have been the result of many things however, why administer these drugs in schools? Government should learn to sensitize parents to do the needful and not force things of such nature on children. There is a possibility of the drug being expired s I once learned of an NGO distributing expired drugs to government health facilities.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by 900warriorz(m): 1:10pm On Nov 19
You can imagine deWORMing drugs..

I've always known anything worm is not good i.e slaWORMirrr tongue

RIP to the dead cry

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Brandonx(m): 1:10pm On Nov 19
IGBESE! You don't have a child's medical history you are administering drugs.
May we not use our hands to create problem for ourselves.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Tekecoms1(m): 1:10pm On Nov 19
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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by slawormiir: 1:10pm On Nov 19
damnnn niggarrrr
Too bad....
Teacher nor go dey do pass yourself
The small pikin refused you force her...she even vomit am
You insist make she take am the second time

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Soarr(m): 1:11pm On Nov 19
Don't even know how to react to this news...
Living in Nigeria is like a death sentence already

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by ATEAMS: 1:11pm On Nov 19
R they d worm?

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by IJOBA2: 1:12pm On Nov 19
angry MY WORM GREETINGS TO THIS USELESS GOVERNMENT angry
Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by eleojo23: 1:12pm On Nov 19
The deaths were very likely not caused by the deworming drug.


Recording 2 casualties out of over 200 pupils who received the drug is not convincing enough to say the drug was the cause. Deworming medications are well-tolerated by both children and adults.

Moreso, the two children who died lived in the same compound. The plausible explanation is that they were both exposed to an infectious pathogen days or hours before that day whose onset of signs/symptoms coincided with the day they took the deworming drug.

The only way to know what happened for sure is through an autopsy but as usual, people are already getting sentimental about the matter.

Let's pray it's not cholera as suspected because if it is, occupants of that vicinity are in danger.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by dynicks(m): 1:13pm On Nov 19
grin
ATEAMS:
R they d worm?
this statement/question of yours needs be shot directly to the sky so for everyone to see and provide a possible answer!! grin

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by zanifa: 1:13pm On Nov 19
I'm still waiting for that teacher that will give my child drugs in school.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by sammysmiles(m): 1:13pm On Nov 19
All this OTC sef....
Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Fmghewzy: 1:15pm On Nov 19
Madibah:
ogun state is always in the news for bad things
rip to the dead

This is because good news are hardly reported, even if they are, people are generally less interested.
Bad news sell better than good news.

Don't be surprised that despite all bad news happening in Nigeria,good things happen as well ,they just don't get reported.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by EleventhWeirdo: 1:15pm On Nov 19
rip to the two pupils. do gastrointestinal issues kill? I do have recurrences of diarrhea myself and doctors have suspected gastrointestinal issues with symptoms like indigestion, diarrhea, constipation and stomach pain.

the parents should sue the FG/State Govt for indiscriminate administer of medications without knowing the health condition of the pupils first. They should get compensations too and governments will learn their lesson.

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Re: 2 Pupils Die In Ogun After Taking Deworming Drugs by Nmezor(f): 1:15pm On Nov 19
Hmmm,may their souls rest on

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