From Beatrice GONDYI, Bauchi
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has maintained that he has no apology for saying that Chroloquine, Zithromax, Zinc and vitamin C are used for the cure of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as he was prescribed with the drugs when he was receiving treatment in isolation.
Bala who was reacting to comments generated in the social media on the directive for the use of the drugs for the treatment of the virus, during a COVID-19 press conference, held at the Government House, Bauchi, said that due to reactions from the social media on the recommendation of the drugs for Coronavirus (COVID-19), he felt he should make certain clarifications concerning the misconception that trailed the news.
“Pertaining what I said about the use of Chloroquine, Zinc, Zithromax and vitamin C for the treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that I was misquoted. I was once a COVID-19 patient, how did I get cured, I only made a recommendation and it is not a recommendation of the committee for COVID-19 in the state”
“I have no apology for saying that I used Chloroquine, Zinc, Zithromax and vitamin C to get cured, but Allah cured me. To me, it is better you take something rather than sit down and die. We have not recorded any death in Bauchi state and I still maintain that. The person that died came after the test and you can see that we have 80 patients. By the grace of Allah, Allah will heal all our patients”
“It is not Chloroquine or anything, many countries are using modern medicine to combat the pandemic. It is a common knowledge that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has no vaccine and drugs, we are just grappling in the dark, but if you have symptoms of fever, you take Chloroquine and cure it. If you have symptoms of infection, you take Zithromax and cure it.