Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has claimed to have the cure to Covid-19 and is ready to supply to residents. According to the governor, some doctors have touted at the treatment, including Stella Immanuel, a general practitioner in the USA.
Sonko took to his official Facebook page early morning on Tuesday the 28th of July 2020, claiming the cure works. According to him, his cousin at the Kenya Ports Authority healed after taking the medication.
Sonko further explains that the medication consists of hydroxychloroquine and zinc.
The governor also added that he is only waiting for the World Health Organization (WHO) to clear him. He further hinted that he would start distributing the drug after the MoH clears him in the country.
“My Sonko Rescue Team shall also extend a helping hand to any Kenyan who will be in dire need of the cure,” he added.
The drug works.
Sonko further shared a video of doctor Stella praising the medication. According to the doctor, she had treated over 350 coronavirus patients. She also clarified that no one has died from her treatment.
“I have treated more than 350 Covid-19 patients, some of them who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma. My oldest patient was a 92-year-old,” Dr. Stella said.
“The result has been the same. I put them on hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax (azithromycin), and they are all well.”
Dr. Stella also added that some of her colleagues were using the drug as a protective measure. According to her, despite not having enough PPEs, none of the doctors have so far tested positive for coronavirus.
Loice Ombajo, head of infectious Diseases Unit in Kenyatta Hospital, said that they would only consider using hydroxychloroquine during severe cases of coronavirus.
“Studies have shown that when hydroxychloroquine is used in combination with an antibiotic for the treatment of patients who had Covid-19, they noticed that the patients got better a little sooner, did not progress as much as expected but they also did not shed virus as much as expected,” she explained.