Ghana’s Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said government is considering importing Madagascar’s COVID Organics for the treatment of persons living with Coronavirus in the country.
According to him, Madagascar has reached out to Ghana in that regard, and samples have been requested to be made available for further actions to be taken.
He noted that when received, the product will undergo testing by the Food and Drugs Authority as well as the Center for Plant Medicine to prove its safety and efficacy as a possible remedy for Coronavirus.
Speaking in an interview with GTV, monitored by ABC News, the Minister said if the Madagascar made herbal medicine prove efficacious, government will recommend it for the treatment of COVID 19 patients.
”We are considering it. They have reached out to us. We have asked that samples be made available. And like all other drugs, they will be tested by the Foods and Drugs Authority. They will also be tested in this case if it is herbal by the center for plant medicine and if it’s proven efficacious, then we can recommend that it should be used,” Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said.
Though the World Health Organisation has warned against the intake of the highly touted remedy for COVID-19 on the basis that there is no proof of a cure for Covid-19, the president of Madagascar has urged citizens to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus by drinking COVID Organics.
Andry Rajoelina has been reported to have said in a speech on Sunday night that “Let’s drink this herbal tea to protect ourselves, to protect our family and our neighbors […] and there will be no more deaths.”
His remarks came a few hours after the announcement of the country’s first coronavirus death — a 57-year-old man who also had diabetes.
President Rajoelina said none of the new cases in the country had drunk CVO, which he said was distributed free of charge in the three regions affected by the pandemic.