The public has been assured to use corocur, the recently authorized treatment for Coronavirus in Cameroon without fear. The brain behind the discovery, Dr Euloge Yiagnigni Mfopou, said the government homologated it because he proved beyond every doubt that the drug does not have any adverse effects.
“Before the authorization, there were some documents we submitted. And in one of them, it had to be proven that the product will not lead to undesirable effects, as well as deaths. We established all of that. We also showed what acts in the corocur to treat the illness” Dr Euloge explained.
The cardiologist further elaborated on other reasons why people should not be afraid “I want to assure you all… I think that the government has done everything to be certain before giving us the authorization. 97.3 percent of patients who have gone through the treatment got cured. It is a success story and that is why the government authorized it” he added.
Dr Euloge went on to reveal that, what inspired him to put much effort on the research, was President Paul Biya and the Ministry of Public Health’s encouragement “first of all, I have to thank the Head of State who in his speech of 19 May 2020, said that research should be done to seek ways to fight against Covid-19. This message boosted me and I put myself to work.
“I equally have to thank the Minister of Public Health and his staff that accompanied me. When I presented my first discovery to the Minister, he gave me some guidelines and I have been accompanied till this day. I also have to thank all those who helped me psychologically, physically and financially, because I did not sell the Corocur during the experimental phase. It is people of goodwill that enabled me to produce and distribute for free”.
The researcher indicated that although they still need to produce much more, they already have a significant quantity that will be put out on the market. Announced as authorized on 14 July, the product will be available for a period of three years.