Ogun Govt. Tasks Traditional Birth Attendants on Professionalism

 In a bid to ensure the standard practice among traditional birth attendants, TBAs, the Ogun State Government has organised a day training programme to build their capacity on professional ways of handling birth deliveries and other activities.

Speaking at the training programme held in Abeokuta, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker explained that the training was another demonstration of government’s belief that activities of the TBAs were crucial to the development of the health sector.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Ekundayo Ayinde, Dr Coker noted that effective engagement of TBAs in relevant training would further reduce maternal mortality and morbidity rates drastically, for the state to record better health indices.

She stated that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration was determined to provide necessary logistics and guidelines at standardizing the practice of Alternate Medicine practitioners in the state to enable them to compete favourably with their counterparts across the world.

 Chairman of the State Alternate Medicine Board, Mr Nurudeen Olaleye, in a remark, said it was expedient for the Board to equip practitioners in the sub-sector with updated skills to meet up with the best global practices.

Mr Olaleye noted that arrangement was in top gear to provide modern technology and other logistics that would advance their operations.

One of the participants, Mrs. Elizabeth Quadri, who commended the effort of the state government for transforming alternate medicine practice, gave the assurance that members would continue to uphold the ethics of the profession.

Olusegun Folarin

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