The Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has said that he does not regret telling his health officials to treat COVID-19 patients with Chloroquine.
Mr Bala re-iterated this while responding to backlash from people who felt such authorization are exclusively reserved for professional medical personnel.
It is worthy of note that the Governor who is the index case of COVID-19 in Bauchi, last week told Journalists that amongst the medications that he used in treating the deadly virus were Chloroquine, Zithromax, and Vitamin C.
The governor said he would rather ask medics managing the state’s COVID-19 patients to treat them with chloroquine and Zithromax than watch them die of the disease.
However, NAFDAC, had last week reacted to the governor’s directives, by warning Nigerians not to use any drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 other than what the NCDC approves.
“The agency is concerned about reports on social media of using drugs or vaccines to cure COVID 19,” NAFDAC’s Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye said in a statement 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 worried by the backlash trailing his pronouncement on the treatment of COVID-19, Mr Mohammed said he owed no apology on what he said.
Watch him speak in video below: