Bala Muhammed: Bauchi State Governor Authorised Use Of Chloroquine To Treat COVID-19
Bauchi state Governor, Bala Muhammed has mandated the use of chloroquine and Zithromax to treat coronavirus patients in the state.
Mr Mohammed, who was the COVID-19 index case in the state, said he was treated with “chloroquine and Zithromax.”
The Governor, in a briefing on Wednesday, said he accepts responsibility for the consequences that may result from the use of the drugs.
“Our medical team is using their own ingenuity to use chloroquine and Zithromax to treat the patients, even though in some places, they said it is against the protocol,” he said.
“As the governor, I’m taking responsibility for that because I don’t want anyone to die.
“I have given you the directive that you must use something that I have used to get well, just as you have used for all other cases that got well.
“Rather than saying that something is harmful, we should not follow what the white people are saying by not taking anything and die.
“We are used to taking chloroquine in Nigeria. We are going to use them. We have taken responsibility and I have taken responsibility.
“Zithromax and chloroquine are not harmful to our body, our physiological system has adapted to it. If you are having a fever you take chloroquine.”