Dr. St. Rose Defends Ivermectin After Ministry’s ‘Non-Approval’ For COVID-19 Treatment

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Doctor M. Gilbertha St. Rose has written a letter to Saint Lucia’s Health Minister, defending the drug Ivermectin.

She wrote the letter to Senator Mary Isaac on February 22, 2021.

In the letter St. Rose took issue with a recent ministry press release regarding Ivermectin.

“I take very great offence on behalf of my medical practice and some of the people of Saint Lucia, to the contents of an unsigned Press release on the letterhead of Department of Health and Wellness from you on Whatsapp , captioned “Non approval of ivermectin for treatment of Covid-19,” the letter said.

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According to St Rose, Ivermentin is a very safe drug that the FDA has approved.

She asserted that the evidence and documents show that it is successfully being used to treat and prevent SARS- CoV-2 infection in so many countries.

“And its use can be repurposed as such,” she  noted.

St. Rose declared that the basis and/or logic for the release to the public is flawed.

She indicated that it was bordering on being malicious.

“I implore you to withdraw this release and move to utilize this very valuable drug ivermectin for the freedom of our people,’ St. Rose wrote.

St. Rose is a Dermatologist, Herbalist and Integrative Health Care Specialist.

She is the Managing Director of Eden Herbs.

And she is also the Managing Director of the Creative Health Centre.

The  Department of Health and Wellness  Friday said the drug Ivermectin is not approved for the treatment of COVID-19.

In a press release, it said the drug cannot prevent a person from contracting COVID-19.

According to the release, Ivermectin mainly treats roundworms, threadworms and other parasites in animals.

However, it also said the drug has use in humans for head lice.

But the release ‘strongly’ recommended that the public not buy it and ingest it.

However, Dr. St. Rose in her letter to the Health Minister took issue.

“It has been my opinion for some time now that your department is not working in the best interest of our people,” she stated.

“And this has been well exemplified in this fake COVID -19 era,” St. Rose said.

Headline photo: Dr. M. Gilbertha St Rose

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