Taiwan Government Provides Online Tools to Find Herbal Medicines for COVID-19 | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chinese Medicine Research Institute has set up an online form for the public to check the availability of publicly funded NRICM101, a herbal medicine developed in Taiwan to treat COVID-19, at local Chinese medicine clinics.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Chen Ying (陳瑩) held a press conference at the country’s legislature on Monday (May 23) to announce the availability of an online form that provides a list of health clinics. traditional Chinese medicine across the country where herbal medicines are available as well as how much clinics have in stock, CNA reported.

Currently, eight pharmaceutical factories in the country have been licensed to manufacture NRICM101, and they all attended Monday’s press conference to express their commitment to accelerating the production of herbal medicines to meet the demand that has been spurred by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. case.

Chen said the NRICM101 has been in high demand as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has plateaued. However, she pointed out that many COVID-19 patients have had difficulty finding Chinese medicine clinics where herbal medicines are available and many traditional Chinese medicine doctors could not prescribe medicines at home. herbal medicine to their patients due to shortages.

The lawmaker said she has repeatedly asked the Department of Health and Welfare to resolve the NRICM101 supply issue. Chen added that the NRICM101 availability information provided in the form is updated on a rolling basis.

Melvin G. Rodriguez