Trado-medical practitioners uncovers COVID-19 cure, to save FG $100bn
The New National Association of Nigeria Traditional Medicine Practitioner (NNANTMP) has unveil its cure for the coronavirus calling on the Federal Government to urgently complete clinical analysis on their sample of herbal drugs which could save the country $100 billion.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, the Chairman NNANTMP Alhaji Ibrahim Dada Nakowa, said they are optimistic that the drugs submitted to the relevant government agencies for authentication have the efficacy to cure the dreaded disease.
Nakowa, said traditional medicine is an opportunity in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic and as well end medical tourism in the country.
The meeting was at the instance of the federal government on the way forward for traditional medicine, solution for COVID-19 and registration of the practitioners into the database of Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.
Nakowa noted that throughout history, traditional medicine has been a source of medical treatment for diseases such as malaria and that COVID-19 can’t be an exception.
He said that the “Contribution of traditional medicine in the management of COVID-19 may complement healthcare prevention and medical care services. We have modernized and gone far to make all drugs we produce attain standard and safe for human consumption.
“We have produced drugs to cure covid-19 and the sample is already submitted to the federal government for certification. Once that drug is approved, it will save the country billions of dollars because we may no longer need the vaccine.”
The NNANTMP boss, meanwhile, has to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to come to their aide in the area of provision of laboratory and other medical equipment to make their products more scientific.
He commended the efforts of the Federal Ministry of Health and Federal Ministry of Science and Technology for bringing them together to assist in finding a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, ravaging the country and the entire world.
Nakowa said NNANTMP has done well since 2020 up till now to make recognition of the association in the health sector with Federal Ministry of Health and Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and all other sister agency.