The Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has mentioned he doesn’t remorse telling his well being officers to treat COVID-19 sufferers with Chloroquine.
Mr Mohammed mentioned this whereas responding to the backlash from individuals who felt such authorisations are completely reserved for skilled medical personnel.
Mr Mohammed, who was the index case of COVID-19 in Bauchi, advised journalists final week that amongst the medicines that he used in treating the lethal virus had been Chloroquine, Zithromax, and Vitamin C.
The governor mentioned he would quite ask medics managing the state’s COVID-19 sufferers to treat them with chloroquine and Zithromax than watch them die of the illness.
The National Agency for Food Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had final week reacted to the governor’s directive by warning Nigerians not to use any medicine for the remedy of COVID-19 aside from what the NCDC approves.
“The agency is concerned about reports on social and other media of drugs or vaccines to cure COVID 19,” NAFDAC’s Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye mentioned in an announcement issued to the media.
The NAFDAC DG added that “the agency has not granted any approval to any products for use as a cure or vaccine against COVID 19.”
Asked if he was anxious by the backlash trailing his pronouncement on the remedy of COVID-19, Mr Mohammed mentioned he owed no apology on what he mentioned.
“Pertaining to what I mentioned final week that I was misquoted, I was a COVID-19 affected person. And I have been requested, how did I get cured? And I mentioned how I received cured and I advisable what ought to be carried out. It was my very own suggestion and not that of the state committee.
“I have no apology for saying that I used Chloroquine, Zithromax, and Vitamin-C to get remedy and Allah cured me.
“To me, it is higher you are taking one thing, quite than sit down and die. We have not recorded any loss of life in Bauchi… That one which died got here after the check. And you’ll be able to see we have a lot sufferers. And by the grace of God, Allah will heal our sufferers.
“Other international locations are utilizing different types of treatment. It will not be a problem of Chloroquine alone. It is a typical data that COVID-19 has no vaccine or medicine; we’re simply groping at midnight.
“But nonetheless, in case you have signs of fever you’ll be able to take chloroquine. If you have the symptom of an infection you’ll be able to nonetheless take Zithromax and get nicely; in case you have signs of pains you’ll be able to nonetheless take panadol and get nicely; you don’t even want a physician for that.
“But the docs are those prescribing this. I didn’t take the Chloroquine alone, and I am not recommending that folks ought to go and use this with out the suggestions of their case managers.
“All I was relieving was my experience.”
Watch him converse within the video beneath.