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President has not yet cleared Covidex manufacturer - NDA

Covidex, a herbal medicine which has raised excitement among the public is said to have been manufactured by senior scientists at Mbarara University-based firm Pharmbiotrac.

Carol Kasujja Adii
Journalist @New Vision
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The National Drug Authority(NDA) has dismissed information circulating around that President Yoweri Museveni has cleared Dr Patrick Engeu Ogwang, an associate professor of Pharmacy at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and ordered him to produce Covidex in large quantities.

The information going around in different WhatsApp groups shows that Covidex is in more than 15 pharmacies in Kampala and Wakiso and it costs sh10,000.

Covidex, a herbal medicine which has raised excitement among the public is said to have been manufactured by senior scientists at Mbarara University-based firm Pharmbiotrac.

In a message, Abiaz Rwamwiri, the NDA spokesperson, said that the message circulating is not signed or attributed to anyone.

‘As NDA, our stand is that we received a notification from Jena, the manufactures and we have answered with questions and yet to get feedback. We want to ensure that efficiency of this drug for the safety of Ugandans,” noted Rwamwiri.

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