Madagascar herbal drug for the treatment of coronavirus, Covid-Orgnics would not be used in Nigeria for treatment of the disease until tests have confirmed its safety for human consumption.
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire made this know on Saturday when he disclosed that the herbal medicine had been sent to the Institute for Medical Research in Lagos and the Abuja-based Institute for Pharmaceutical Research for testing.
Speaking in Abuja, he said: “Those research institutes would carry out tests on the samples we have sent to them and assure us that it is safe for human consumption.”
Last week, President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló had paid a visit to President Buhari in Aso Rock on May 17 and presented him with samples of the herbal drug. Buhari had assured his visitor that the mixture would be sent for testing and certification before it would be administered to Nigerians.