Alternative medicine

Lagos plans to crack down on unregistered alternative medicine practitioners

The Lagos State Government, through the Council of Traditional Medicine, has declared its readiness to implement the guidelines of the National Health Council which obliges all practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine in all regions of the country to register their operations or face the wrath of the law. , as prescribed by the National Board of Health.

Speaking on the NCH guidelines, which were among the resolutions passed at the 62nd Meeting of Traditional Medicine Practitioners held in 2021 in Asaba, Delta State, the Registrar of the Traditional Medicine Council of the Lagos State Mr Olorunkemi Kadiku said the Board had given unregistered in-state practitioners the opportunity to complete their registration before the end of March 2022.

According to the Registrar, all complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, including product manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers, are required to regularize their practice and register their premises with the Board of Traditional Medicine, under penalty of seeing their premises sealed.

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