A community based study was conducted in Sta. Rosa Laguna regarding the use of Virgin Coconut Oil as a supplement for Covid19 patients.
Dr. Jaime Montoya, executive director of DOST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development said during a virtual briefing the data of the study are now being analyzed and shall be present to a different forum next month.
Together with Food and Nutrition Research Institute, they used patients who are probable and assymptomatic to Covid19. Here they served the participants food and VCO in supplement form.
On the other hand, the DOST also funded a study which involves melatonin. Which was already permited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Hospital sites were Manila Doctors Hospital, Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, and the Medical City.