C4C Homeopathic Hospital is pushing for the Government of Ghana to emulate the use of Homeopathic Medicine to prevent Coronavirus as done in India.
Dr Michael Kyeremateng, a specialist in Homeopathic Medicine at the the hospital is leading the charge in this regard.
The novel coronavirus has killed more than 3,500 people and has infected over 105,000 according to reports with the majority if cases being in mainland China.
India’s government has promoted pseudoscientific homeopathic practices in its effort to prevent the spread of the mysterious new coronavirus, which has killed over 100 people.
A total of 132 people have died since workers at a now-shut wholesale food market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province and started falling ill late last year.
India is not currently among the over a dozen countries dealing with cases of the virus, dubbed 2019-nCoVA, which includes the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, and South Korea.
The Indian government’s Ministry of AYUSH, which promotes alternative medicine systems in the country, released a health advisory on January 29 that advocates the use of homeopathy and traditional remedies such as Indian systems of medicine, to ward off infections of the newly circulating 2019-nCoV coronavirus.
This includes the use of a homeopathic preparation called Arsenicum album 30C and two drops of sesame oil in each nostril each morning for prevention, and Unani medicines (treatments based on the teachings of Hippocrates and Galen) to mitigate symptoms of coronavirus infection.
While AYUSH cites centuries of practitioners’ experiences with these products as evidence behind its advice, the media and the scientific community criticised the guidance as being counterproductive in dealing with a serious health emergency.
Irish science writer David Robert Grimes believes is profoundly irresponsible of the Ministry of AYUSH to endorse homeopathy as this entirely because undermines public understanding of science and medicine, and elevates pseudoscience with potentially dangerous consequences but Ghanaian Dr Michael Kyeremanteng who happens to be a product in Indian Alternative Medicine Education believes that the use of Homeopathy medicine by the government of Ghana will go a long way to prevent the spread of Coronavirus
However, the step taken by the Indian government according to Dr. Kyeremanteng a graduate of the College Of Practical Homeopathy with Licentiate in Homeopathic Medicine from London in the United Kingdom is worth emulating and the best way to prevent Coronavirus from spreading.
The effectiveness of homeopathic preparations is disputed within medical science but India which is noted as the hub of Homeopathy has proven to the world how powerful homeopathic treatments are.