Minister of Information Kojo Oppong
There have been several media reports that the government had requested and taken delivery of the Organic herbal medicine which has been touted in Madagascar as cure for the disease.
But responding to this at Thursday’s Press Briefing, the Information Minister said that the reports about the country accepting the herbal medicine was false.
He clarified that Madagascar rather reached out to Ghana and recommended the medicine.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said that the government can only decide to use when the medicine have been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority and the Centre for Plant and Medicine.
“What we had said was that Madagascar has reached out to us with their supposed cure and that we will test it through Centre for Plant and Medicine before making a decision and that government has not accepted their supposed cure yet as it seem to be circulating.”
The Minister further disclosed that several local h
“There are also local offers by some Ghanaians who say they have some sort of preparations, which they believe can cure. The Centre for Plant and Medicine and Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) are on standby to test for these medicines after these tests have been made, a decision can be made by the clinicians.”
On the matter of schools reopening, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said that “consultations on what it takes to reopen schools is what we are currently considering and that schools are not reopening soon like its circulating on various media outlets.”
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