- Jesse Otegbayo said regular intake of local meal amala, gbegiri and ewedu soup helped him fight coronavirus infection
- The chief medical director of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was confirmed positive for Covid-19 in March
- Otegboye, speaking after he was declared negative, likened life in isolation to life in prison
Jesse Otegbayo, the chief medical director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has made some insightful revelation into how he battled coronavirus as a patient.
Legit.ng on March 29, previously reported that the UCH medical director tested positive to Covid-19 and urged those who have had contact with him to go into isolation.
Upon surviving the scare and testing negative after mandatory 14-day isolation, Otegbayo was seen in a viral video dancing with his family members.
The UCH chief medical director has now revealed that he "took Vitamin C a lot" and took chloroquine based on the recommendation of his physician.
Speaking in an interview with The Nation, Otegbayo said the isolation period made him feel like a prisoner, though he "had to keep my spirit very high in line with what the Bible prescribes."
"The commonest news was of people who had the virus and died. But I believe in the word of God. . . they asked me to take Dogon Yaro, bitter cola etc.
"Personally, I don’t like bitter things. So, I took Vitamin C a lot. I had been taking the 1,000 mg Vitamin C tablet for almost one month before my COVID-19 test.
"I took Chloroquine based on the recommendation by my physician. I have studies that have shown the efficacy of chloroquine," Otegbayo said.
On the kind of foods he was taking during the isolation period, Otegbayo said he consistently took local flour meal amala, gbegiri and ewedu.
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"As a doctor and a scientist, we believe in proving the efficacy of medicine before we recommend or make an announcement that this drug works for this particular ailment.
"For instance, during my isolation, I ate amala, gbegiri and ewedu regularly. Can I now recommend amala and ewedu for Coronavirus?" he further submitted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday evening, April 13, address the country in a live national broadcast that will be aired on the NTA and other media outlets by 7 pm.
A brief statement from the media office of the president announced this on Twitter on Monday afternoon. Garba Shehu, President Buhari's aide on media and publicity, enjoined television and radio stations to hook up with the mother network services.
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