Ghana stands the chance of discovering a local cure for COVID-19 as Traditional Medicine Practitioners in the country have presented a potential cure to the Ministry of Health for testing and examination.
According to the Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association of Ghana (GHAFTRAM), 25 drug samples, which they believe are potent to cure coronavirus have been presented to the health authorities for testing and examination by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the General Secretary of GHAFTRAM, Nana Kwadwo Obiri expressed the federation’s optimism that by the end of the testing and examination by the health authorities, a local cure would have been discovered in Ghana.
“We have presented 25 drugs including sanitizers, traditional and herbal medicines to the Ministry of Health for examination and testing to establish their efficacy for Ghanaians. We strongly believe that by the end of the examination, there will be a local drug that can cure [the virus],” Nana Kwadwo Obiri indicated.
The General Secretary of GHAFTRAM further called for governmental support in the testing and examination process and also in the mass production of the local drug after they are sanctioned by health authorities.
Ghana as of today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, has recorded 15 more cases of the COVID-19 disease, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of the virus to 68 with two persons succumbing to the disease.