Ghana Health Service welcomes Herbal Medicine in COVID-19 Fight

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A Deputy Health Minister-designate, Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye, has stated that he will welcome the utilization of herbal medicine to treat Coronavirus patients if proven to be scientifically safe and efficacious.

Responding to questions during his vetting on Wednesday, he said scientists want to stay to evidence and once a “concoction” is proven to be efficacious and safe for human consumption the acceptable bodies will grant the approval to be used.

For him, the problem has been the science of the herbal medicine, which he had received calls from people proposing various herbal remedies to fight the virus.

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

“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 stated.

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