I will support use of herbal medicine for COVID-19 if approved - Dr. Okoe Boye

I will support use of herbal medicine for COVID-19 if approved - Dr. Okoe Boye

- Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, has stated that he will support the use of herbal medicine to treat persons infected with the coronavirus provided they are vetted and approved

- According to him, the issue with the use of herbal treatments is the science of herbal medicine

- Dr. Okoe Boye assured all present that science would be the only determinant in the use of herbal medicine to treat the COVID-19

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The Deputy Health Minister-designate, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, has stated that he will support the use of herbal medicine to treat persons infected with the novel coronavirus provided they are vetted and proven to be effective.

According to Dr Okoe Boye, most of the time, the issue with use of herbal treatments is the science of the herbal medicines

Answering to questions during a vetting session, he stated that any time he received calls on the use of herbal medicines for treatments and asked for samples, the people could hardly provide a sample.

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“When I ask them for samples, some say it is through prayer and a special dispensation,” Dr. Okoe Boye recalled.

Dr. Okoe Boye assured all present that science would be the only determinant in the use of herbal medicine to treat the COVID-19.

“Fortunately, or unfortunately, scientists want to stick to evidence and once your concoction is proven to be safe for use in human beings and also has efficacy, the appropriate bodies will grant the approval,” he said.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported Dr. Okoe Boye, the Deputy Health Minister-designate, vowed to fully commit his time, expertise and energy to the new assignment that has been given him.

The Ledzokuku legislator who is also a medical doctor by profession was prior to his appointment a board chairman at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

In his first public statement following his appointment, he said that he was ready to give his all in his new capacity.

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