Some Nigerians, who probably were not clear about why President Muhammadu Buhari remained unchanging over his position on Madagascar COVID Organic, are now asking questions why the cure “failed” as the country reported its first death on Sunday.
One of them, a fiery social media activist and public affairs analyst, Charles Kaye Okoye, posted his reaction on his Facebook wall following the report.
The Port Harcourt, Rivers State, South South Nigeria-based publisher and author directed his thought to those he called “Our Madagascar champions” and who he said “are informing us that the COVID-19 patient that died in Madagascar died because he had underlying health problems…. diabetes and BP.”
He then pushed his queries forward: “What is the herbal mixture supposed to cure then? Mild and moderate symptoms alone? Or just people without symptoms?
“Do these Madagascar champions even know that over 90% of those who died of COVID-19 in Nigeria also had underlying illnesses?
“Do they even know that many of the deaths we have recorded so far are people who died without making it to the isolation centre or got to the centre when it was already too late to save them?”
The DEFENDER reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that he would listen to science in finding home made solution to the problem even as he said the Madagasy COVID Organic would be subjected to regulatory institutions in Nigeria to determine whether it would be embraced for the treatment of the disease or not.
With the latest death recorded in Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar, there appears to be no difference in the achievements recorded in treatment by Nigeria, without COVID Organic, and what is done in the Indian Ocean island.