Abdulrazak Habib, the co-chairman of Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, contracted the virus and for twenty days he was mired in the virus trouble.
Habib, a professor of medicine working with Aminu Kano Teaching University, said his survival of the ravaging disease was down to orthodox and unorthodox medicine.
He gave a lowdown of how he beat the scourge in a tweet shared by the State Health Ministry saying: “I am happy to inform you of my discharge from the COVID-19 Isolation Centre here in Kano, following a negative follow-up test result and cessation of nearly all symptoms.
“I got infected while serving as part of the Kano State COVID-19 Task Force. I suffered a moderately severe disease with high fever, cough, mild shortness of breath, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, hypokalemia, severe weakness, and ultimately mild shock. I was sick for about one month and on admission for 20 days.
Continued: “I was treated with many medications, intravenous fluids, oxygen by nasal cannulae as well as steam inhalation using black seed, clove oil, ginger tea among other things. Overall I lost 7Kg in weight.
“I would like to reiterate the need for us all as healthcare workers to enlighten that COVID-19 is real and we should adhere to the known effective, preventive measures of social distancing, lockdown, use of face masks as well as provision and utilisation of full PPEs.”