Alternative medicine

Lagos to crack down on unregistered complementary and alternative medicine practitioners

FIC Report (Lagos State) – The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board (LSTMB) has announced that it will enforce National Health Council (NCH) guidelines requiring all Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners in all parts of the countries to register their operations or face the full wrath of the law.

Speaking on the resolutions passed at the 62nd Traditional Medicine Practitioners Meeting held in 2021 in Asaba, Delta State, LSTMB Registrar Mr Olorunkemi Kadiku said the Council is giving practitioners no state registered the possibility of perfecting their registration before the end. from March 2022.

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

“Any practitioner who does not comply with this LSTMB registration directive will be treated as a defaulter and this premises sealed, in addition to the confiscation of the products, in accordance with the decisions of the Council”, he explained.

Kadiku, who is also a member of the state Primary Health Care Council, revealed that the Agency has also complied with other National Council directives requiring all traditional medicine councils to establish professional units or sections. notable for the coordination, regulation and control of the practice of CAM. and products.

Units, according to the Registrar, include Traditional Medicine Practice, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practice, Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practice, Research Development, Complementary Herbal Medical Products and commercialization.

Recall that LSTMB was established by the state government in 1980 to oversee the development, promotion, monitoring, regulation and integration of the practice of traditional medicine into the Lagos State health system. .

Reported by:
Caxton Martins Modupeola
Chief Information Officer