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Ogun Govt. Throws Weight Behind Alternative Medicine Practitioners

Ogun State Government is to support training and licensing of alternative medicine practitioners for improvement of the practice.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, made this known while hosting the newly inaugurated Alternate Medicine Board led by the Chairman, Mr. Balogun Olaleye, in her office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Dr. Coker, said that the Covid-19 has shown the need for building a holistic health system where alternate medicine would play an essential role. 

The commissioner said that orthodox medicine would not work against alternate medicine, noting that both parties are working towards improving human health.

She advised the Board to leverage on research and documentation that will give their efforts a global reckoning.

Earlier, the Chairman of the board, Mr. Balogun Olaleye had assured that the Board which consists of competent hands will make the state government proud.

He also stressed that all hands will be on deck to provide necessary input to improve the health system in the State.

The Board comprises of representatives of trado- medical practitioners from the three senatorial districts and Ministries of Health, Hospitals Management Board, Agriculture, Youth and Sports as well as Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Wale Oluokun

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