The Plateau State committee on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases,inaugurated by Governor Simon Bako Lalong,has successfully formulated a drug product called “Cov-pla”.
According to the Committee, the drug has successfully passed the preclinical trials and it’s ready for the clinical Trials.
The information about the drug proposed for the treatment of COVID-19, was disclosed on Tuesday July 7,2020, by the Head of the Committee,Prof.Noel Wannang,a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Jos, who is also the Director, General Studies of the University and the Secretary General of West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP).
The committee stated that,it has formulated 3 cocktails, Coded as,Cov Pla1, Cov Pla 2 and Cov Pla3. For severe, moderate and mild respectively. All the formulations are sourced from plants.
Healthforbes Media earlier reported that The Committee said the drugs showed promising antiviral activities that can be a novel treatment for covid 19.
“The three candidate drugs have undergone preclinical stages.
“We did insilico, invivo and invitro studies. Results showed antiviral activities with possible cure for COVID-19. The drug treatment trials will undergo further analysis to conclude the efficacy in humans.” Prof. Wannang declared.
He further said,”Cov Pla1 2 and 3 are coded until we conclude on the trial and registration with regulatory bodies.”
By Dung Donald Malou