Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has spoken on the newly made Madagascar’s Coronavirus herbal cure.
Osagie stated that the plant extract in Madagascar’s Coronavirus cure, grows in the country.
He made this known while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday May 11.
Recall we earler reported that, President Buhari has ordered the importation of the COVID-19 herbal cure.
Osagie Ehanire said Nigeria’s consignment of the herbal drug which is currently in transit will be subjected to analysis by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to determine its efficacy and safety before use.
Read his statement below;
“We are going to get samples of the herb of the botanical product for analyses and also probably use that opportunity to speak with the health authorities there particularly the scientific community on how they use it.
“We will also give it to the research community here with us to examine and see what they can do with it.
“We understand that it is something called Artemisia Annua, which also grows here. But we would like to get that sample and compare it with the strain here to know if they are exactly identical or similar and then see what properties it has.
“It will be subjected to analysis to find out what works in there and how it works and is used in getting a cure. All countries around the world are interested in finding a cure and we are not different; So we’ll look at all options and promises that have been made.
“Before we give any of these medicines to our people we will make sure they are actually safe and that they work.”