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Chloroquine aided recovery of 6 COVID-19 patients –Bauchi govt

The Bauchi State Health Commissioner Dr. Aliyu Maigoro has revealed that the use of chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, has aided the recovery of six COVID-19 patients in the state.

Maigoro who revealed this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday said that Governor Bala Mohammed got cured of the virus after using chloroquine, thus backing the governor’s stand on chloroquine treatment.

Speaking further, Maigoro said that five other patients who were discharged about two weeks ago after the governor’s recovery were also given a dose of the anti-malaria drug.

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He said: “As the governor rightly stated at the briefing, the same chloroquine treatment was also applied as treatment for the other five patients who were discharged after the governor’s recovery…”

This came after the Bauchi State Government on Sunday said seven out of 348 Almajiris who were returned to the state have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Executive Chairman of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Rilwan Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with reporters in Bauchi.

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