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The Ghana Federation for Traditional Herbal Medicine Practitioners Association (GHAFTRAM) says it is yet to receive any feedback from authorities after submitting some 25 medicines to the Ministry of Health for testing and treatment for the deadly coronavirus.
General Secretary of GHAFTRAM, Nana Kwadwo Obiri explained to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the drugs sent were in two forms, i.e immune boosters already certified by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
He said their request is for the FDA to re-run tests on the drugs to find out if they help treat the coronavirus.
“We presented two sets of medicines including herbal medicines which are yet to be tested and approved for use. The second set of drugs were immune booster already approved by the FDA but we want to run further tests to see if we can use them to treat the virus.”
“But as I speak to you, we are yet to receive any response from authorities. If you want to know anything about the drugs, you would have to speak to the Ministry of Health about it,” he added.
Meanwhile, he has commended the Health Ministry for providing them with Personnel Protective Equipment (PPEs) to be distributed among their members.