Virgin coconut oil (VCO) clinical trials for severe COVID-19 cases in PGH gets approved

Virgin coconut oil (VCO) clinical trials for severe COVID-19 cases in PGH gets approved

Finally the homegrown Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) will be tested for a possible cure to the novel coronavirus 2019 disease or COVID-19.
The clinical trials as to its effectivity for the severe cases of COVID-19 has already been approved for the patients admitted in the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, the Department of Science and Technology said 

The board of the University of the Philippines-Manila (UP-M) has approved the conduct of clinical trials on patients with moderate and severe cases of COVID-19.

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"Ang good news, iyon pong sa PGH which is for moderate and severe cases ay inaprubahan na finally ng Ethics Board ng UP Manila, so I am just waiting for the report that they have already started," Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña said 
Sec. Dela Peña explains that a group of patients with moderate and severe cases of COVID-19 will be given VCO as part of their daily diet to see if they would recover faster than those who don't drink the oil for fourteen (14) days.

The clinical trials is eyeing 100 patients for the clinical trials, he added.

"As I have indicated earlier, we are planning—or they are planning for 100 patients; half will be on VCO and half will not be given VCO, so for comparison purposes," Dela Peña said.
Aside from PGH in Manila, the DOST Secretary earlier said it would also run clinical trials at the Santa Rosa Community Hospital in Laguna for mild cases of COVID-19.
As of presstime there is still no known cure for the coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China.

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