COVID-19 Fight: Let’s Pay Attention To Herbal Medicine - Opanyin Agyekum Urges Ministry Of Health

The Dean of the School of Performing Arts of the University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Kofi Agyekum, popularly known as Opanyin Agyekum has urged that authorities pay attention to the use of herbal medication to treat coronavirus.

Traditional medicine producers are up in arms with the Ministry of Health over what they term neglect of numerous proposals of herbal medicines put before the Ministry.

The Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners' Associations (GHAFTRAM) has blamed the Ministry of Health for Ghana not having a herbal 'cure' for COVID-19.

They don't understand why the various herbal proposals put before the association has not been considered yet Ghana is considering going for a different herbal concoction from Madagascar.

"Then we heard the country was considering going for Madagascar herbal medicine and that was very unfortunate. Ghana Health Service has never engaged us and to top it up, we heard they were going for Madagascar's 'cure'; we are really sad because when it comes to herbal medicines, Madagascar is nowhere close to us. We are the leaders in Africa and the medicine they are using is ranked 51 in our list of medicines . . . " General Secretary of GHAFTRAM, Nana Kwadwo Obiri said.

Reacting to this on Tuesday's edition of Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo', Opanyin Agyekum said as Madagascar has come up with a 'cure', we can also produce ours.

"Let’s pay attention to herbal medicine . . . maybe that is where our help will come from," he urged.

Listen to his submission in the video below