By Nyeko Christopher
The whole world is shaken due to corona virus out break .chemist, biologist, physicians, and medic all over the world are over whelms working restlessly both night and day to intervene medicine that can bring curation of covid-19 .
world Health Organisation had said there is no confirms medicine for corona and this scenario had forced many countries around the world to carry precautionary measures that can looms the wide spread of corona virus
Almost 98% of countries all over the word have carried out lock down.and this has affected the world economy as analysed by professor Stephanie Kelton chief economist at U.S senate budget committee
On the struggles traditional herbalist in Acholi needs their local herbal medicine commonly used in curation of common cold to be tested for covid19 . by authority.
Opwony Patrick a traditional herbalist age 31 a resident of Kati Kati Pakuba village Alokolum ongako sub county Omoro district a founder director of Kony kwo herbal medicine centre situated at Lacor trading opposite St Mary Hospital Lacor narrated to Oyengyeng publication reporter.
that ” though I have not examine and handle corona patient but in accordance to the signs and symptoms I watched from television and listen from the radio which include sower throats , high body temperature, sneezing, respiratory blockage or difficulty in breathing fever flu- like running noise and general body weaknesses,
I have treated many patients with that same signs and symptoms with ones of my medicines branded RB and CD”
All these medicines was tested and confirmed good for human treatment by natural chemotherapeutic research center for qualitative petrochemical analysis .RB was found with reducing compound, sapanous, tannins, alkaloidside and CD was found with the elements such as anthoayanoside, anthracenoside, caumarins flavonside, steroid glycoside
I became known in the whole four district in west Acholi which are Gulu, Omoro, Amuru, and Nwoya not because of education. I never went to school due to political instability and insurgency in northern Uganda where I lost my father. only my mother was the bred winner in our family these conditions forced me to start feeding on wild fruits and roots when am hungry I runs to the forest and eats fruit .one day i got accident, I was critically wounded on my toe.I nursed it locally with the most common herb found in our environment .
I became friendly to forest when i felt sick i eat some leaves, roots, and fruits. when it heal me i noticed it down with my own way of recording because at that time i did not know how to hold pen . My grand mother grooms me on Acholi traditional medicinal practices and their system of fighting pandemic .thus I became experts in treating gonorrhea, asthma, malaria, urinary truck infection, veineous inefficiency,back pain , painful menstruation, diarrhea, candida .etc
Irene a medic at St Mary Hospital Lacor narrated that I came to know about Herbalist Opwonya from one of his female client he did rescued from the mouth of combined life threatens proposed incurable sexual transmitted diseases and that lady introduced me to Opwonya. I never thought about my profession because I spent almost 500,000 Uganda-shillings o modern medicine but never recover from veineous inefficiency. I attended to Opwonya medical examination and prescription now I have recovered.
Ociti Christopher chairman local council 1 of Katikati Abuga village Alokolum Parish Ongako Sub-county Omoro District testified he spent almost one million on treatment of his young son who suffered from asthma and was referred from St Mary Hospital Lacor to Mulago national Hospital but i took him to pwonya now after legalization of opwonya’s herbal medicine he is well and have no sign of asthma
Jatek Paul who underwent erectile weaknesses ,back pain tougher with his wife Akot Prisca who who experienced candida , urinary truck infection and painful menstruation testified that their nuclear family checked medication from different health unit ,I was prescribed lenopophascline. we spent 200000 Ugandan shilling but after but nothing yield fruit but Opwonya treated us simply and cheaply with little cost now every things are OK
Opwony confirmed that his Herbal Medical Centre is working hand in hand with St Mary Hospital Lacor. some time Lacor Hospital refer their clients with critical condition to my kony kwo herbal medicine centre and I also reefer to them some critical condition said Opwonya
Authority such as local government from lower council are appreciating my services and i have been working under terms and condition given by national drug authority and ministry of health . indeed my centre have provided job opportunity to many Ugandans and earns them living .i have the plan to extend my branch to east Acholi district. He
covid-19 medicine to be tested
I need Natural Chemotherapeutic Research Centre and world health organisation to test the herbal medicine i have discovered for covid19 so that million of lives from all over the word can get rescue if it turn the way I believed. Am no longer able to take my newly discovered herbal medicine to research centre for qualitative petrochemical analysis test due to lock down. now I urged the natural drugs authority and natural chemotherapeutic research centre to take deeds and response to the request urgently .herbalist Opwonya lamented
Doctor Nambatya Grace Kyeyune Director of Natural Chemotherapeutic Research Center while contacted by Oyeng yeng Publication Reporter said our centre have not received any sample of invented or discovered medicine for covid19 due to lock down but we are arranging to get the ways of linking to herbalist after the the uplift of bane on public transport now we have referred many herbalist to take their herbal medicine to the regional chemotherapeutic research
Doctor Nambatya cautioned some of the hebalist who went on media and declared them self that they have confirmed medicine for covid19 she said it is only the minister of health to declare after authorization from world health organisation
.Doctor Nambatya explained that 60 percent of Ugandan depend on traditional medicines as some of the area are in remote and there is no developed infrastructure that can easily link patients to hospital. the need to involves traditional herbalist are on the pipe line doctor appealed to the public to abolish criticism on herbalist and advised the herbalist not to mix up spirituality, health and witchcraft and advised them to summit to referral system .