The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday said he has approved the utilization of chloroquine as a drug for the treatment of COVID-19.
Mr Mohammed, who was the COVID-19 record case in the state, said he was treated with “chloroquine and Zithromax.”
The senator, who uncovered this while giving a report on COVID-19 in the state, at the Government House, Bauchi, said he would assume liability for any results of supporting such medications.
“Our clinical group is utilizing their own resourcefulness to utilize chloroquine and Zithromax to treat the patients, despite the fact that in certain spots, they said it is against the convention,” he said.
“As the senator, I’m assuming liability for that since I don’t need anybody to pass on.
Tending to the wellbeing authorities legitimately, Mr Mohammed stated, “I have given you the mandate that you should utilize something that I have used to recover, similarly as you have utilized for every other case that recovered.
“As opposed to stating that something is unsafe, we ought not follow what the white individuals are stating by not taking anything and bite the dust.
“We are accustomed to taking chloroquine in Nigeria. We are going to utilize them. We have assumed liability and I have assumed liability.
“Zithromax and chloroquine are not unsafe to our body, our physiological framework has adjusted to it. On the off chance that you are having a fever you take chloroquine.”
He said it was for the explanation of utilizing the said drugs that Bauchi has not recorded any passing.
“No one is influenced with any genuine pain in Bauchi, despite the fact that now we will be tried with the 23 cases.”
Mr Mohammed’s announcement on chloroquine includes to the worldwide discussion the propriety of suggesting the medication.
While the medication has been seen as viable at times in treating COVID-19, the World Health Organization and different specialists have cautioned that it has not experienced basic clinical preliminaries to be suggested for treating the infection; and may have unfavorable symptoms.
President Donald Trump of the U.S. was scrutinized a month ago for suggesting the utilization of the medication for the treatment of COVID-19 in the U.S.