COVID 19: COA FS Endorsed by CSRPM to Gov’t as Immune Booster for treatment
The Centre of Awareness Food Supplement (COA FS) has been endorsed by the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM) to the government as an immune booster and a probable treatment for some symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The research centre which is located at Mampong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region in a letter addressed to the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, highlighted some factors they considered before coming to a conclusion.
In the letter signed by the acting Executive Director of the centre, Dr. Kofi Bobi Barimah, it emphasized that the endorsement comes on the back of four major factors. It listed the following; biological activities of the medicinal plants used in the formulation, the status of the product as Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) registered dietary supplement to support the immune system to fight a variety of diseases, the traditional uses of the plant constituents and some chronic toxicity studies and anecdotal clinical data available on the product.
The Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM) in its statement also recommended eight other herbal products to the Health Minister and also copied to the Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, the Director of Traditional and Alternative Medicine Directorate and the President of GHAFTRAM.
The other eight products are Amen Depomix Powder, Herbetine Herbal Powder, Herbetine Herbal Mixture, Viva plus Powder, Ayisaa Opinto Herbal Tea, CD Capsules, Amen Fevermix Capsules and Amen Chestico Capsules.
The evaluators also factored the various medicinal plants used in the preparation of the products, reviewed information available and the microbial load analyses on relevant products.
“Based on our preliminary evaluation, we submit our recommendations, as attached, for your necessary action,” the letter to the minister stated.
COA FS the probable cure
Since the advent of the novel coronavirus, there has been the struggle to find a cure and Ghana is among the many countries that have tried to contribute to finding a cure.
Currently, Madagascar has come up with a cure and it is still being tested around the world.
In Ghana, COA FS has been the most circulated assertion of being a probable cure for the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) some weeks ago, called on the manufacturers to withdraw the drugs.
According to the Authority, testing of samples of the product in Cape Coast also revealed “excessive microbial, mould and yeast contamination.”
However, the company - Centre of Awareness Global Peace Mission - in a press release discredited the FDA’s claims and stated that the drug is thoroughly investigated and maintained that tests ran at the laboratories of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital after the claim disclosed that there was not any contaminant in their products.