COVID-19: Government set to import Madagascar’s herbal cure to treat Ghanaians

COVID-19: Government set to import Madagascar’s herbal cure to treat Ghanaians

- The government of Ghana has made known its intentions to obtain some samples of the COVID-19 herbal drug produced by Madagascar

- According to Director of Public Health at the Ghana Helth Service the FDA will have to assess the product

- As the country’s cases hit 3, 091 with 303 recoveries and 18 deaths, the government has considered the cure as a possible option to treat infected persons

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The government of Ghana has made known its intentions to obtain some samples of the COVID-19 herbal drug produced by Madagascar.

As the country’s cases hit 3, 091 with 303 recoveries and 18 deaths, the government has considered the cure as a possible option to treat infected persons.

According to Director of Public Health at the Ghana Helth Service Dr Badu Sarkodie, Madagascar has made an offer to Ghana concerning the herbal solution but the FDA will have to assess the product.

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Speaking at a press briefing,on Thursday, May 7, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye noted that the medication will be subjected to vigorous tests by by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to ensure it is safe to use.

“A quantity might be made available to the country…In collaboration with the FDA, we have to do some assessment, and then we take it from there,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye stated in response to a question.

Meanwhile, the WHO has dismissed the Madagascar president’s claims that the herbal tonic produced within the country can cure patients of COVID-19.

Other African countries such as Tanzania and Guinea-Bissau have made plans to import the tonic, which contains the artemisia plant, which is normally used to treat malaria.

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In other news, YEN.com.gh has sighted a letter indicating the suspension of Bernard Allotey Jacobs from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.

The letter issued and signed by the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo clearly stated that he was suspended for his persistent anti-party conduct.

The matter, according to the statement, has been referred to the disciplinary committee of the party for further action to take place.

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