Cambodian Health Minister Says Traditional Chinese Medicine ‘Effective’ at Treating Mild Symptoms of COVID-19


Cambodian Minister of Health, Mam Bunheng, said traditional Chinese medicine Lianhua Qingwen Capsules is “effective” in treating COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms.

Lianhua Qingwen capsules, a patented traditional Chinese medicine widely used in China to treat symptoms in patients with COVID-19, were approved by the Cambodian Ministry of Health for use in April.

“Traditional Chinese medicine has been used to treat patients with mild symptoms such as runny nose, cough and fever, and it is effective,” Bunheng told reporters during a visit to a ward for severe COVID-19 patients at Preah Ang Duong. Phnom Penh hospital at the start of the week.

“Many patients with mild symptoms in COVID-19 treatment centers have recovered with this drug and very few of them have become serious illnesses,” he added.

Cambodia on Friday recorded 599 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national number of cases to 28,237, the health ministry said in a statement.

The kingdom saw another 502 patients recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 20,900, the ministry said, adding that the total death toll rose to 196 after two new deaths were recorded.

The Southeast Asian nation launched an anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign on February 10.

Secretary of State and Health Ministry spokesman Or Vandine said on Thursday that more than 2.4 million of the target population’s 10 million had been vaccinated. Xinhua

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