Local medicine developed against COVID-19 to be tested (Video)

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 - 23:23

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed State Minister Channa Jayasumana to conduct a proper examination quickly into the drug developed by a local Ayurvedic doctor in Kegalle to control the COVID-19 virus.

The directives were issued at the meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force which held today (01).

Ayurvedic doctor Dhammika Bandara, a resident of Kegalle, was able to develop a local medicine to control the COVID-19 virus and a preliminary investigation was carried out with the intervention of a team of Western doctors.

The medicine was administered to volunteers from the COVID-19 Treatment Centers in the estate areas. As Hiru News reported, the doctors observed that the condition of the COVID patients who were given the medicine got better.

State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion Sisira Jayakody speaking in Parliament yesterday (30) stated that their attention has been drawn to this indigenous medicine.

Meanwhile, this medicine has been a subject of discussion at the COVID-19 Task Force that convened under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.

State Minister of Drug Production, Supply and Regulation Channa Jayasumana who participated in the event expressed his views to the Hiru news team. The State Minister also commented on the manner in which further research will be carried out on this drug.

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