COVID-19: Reps urges use of locally made herbs for treatment

Tue May 12th, 2020 - Abia

In a bid to ensure the wellbeing of the citizenry, the House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

Adopting a motion sponsored by Mr Prestige Ossy during plenary presided by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the House argued that there is a need to take the measure in order to ascertain their efficacy.
The House thereby mandated its Committee on Health to interface with the relevant government agency to ensure that locally developed remedies for the treatment of Covid-19 are included in the clinical trials by the world health organisation (WHO) under its “Solidarity initiative.”

Ossy (Abia: APGA) while moving the motion maintained that Nigeria is blessed with medicinal plants which can be used for the cure and management of Covid-19 disease.




source: Guardian