National Drug Authority drug said Tuesday that it had approved the herbal medicine, Covidex for support treatment to Coronavirus.
Dr. David Nahamya, executive director of the drug authority, said the approval followed a two-week scientific evaluation of the medicine’s safety and efficacy.
“Covidex has been notified to be sold in licensed drug outlets for supportive treatment in management of viral infections but not as a cure of COVID-19,” Nahamya said.
The WHO consulted researchers from nine African countries, including Uganda, in March about the use of traditional medicine to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Bases for approval
Nahamya reassured Ugandans that the manufacturer, Jena Herbals Uganda, had increased production and that the herb would be available for all who needed it, under medical supervision.
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