Herbalists seek land to build hospitals

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NIGERIA Union of Medical Herbal Practitioners, Lagos State Chapter, yesterday, called on the Lagos State government to allocate land to the union to build general hospitals and maternity centres across the state for the practice of traditional medicine.

The more than two million members-strong union, passionately appealed to Governor Babatunde Fashola to accede to their request as a parting gift and lasting legacy for the promotion of herbal medicine practice which has been and will continue to compliment orthodox medical practice in Lagos State and in Nigeria at large.

Addressing a press conference in Lagos, the Iyalode General of the Union, Dr. Ayoka Ogunpeju-Oguntokun flanked by Dr. Sabiu Adeokin, State Chairman of the Union stated that having their separate general hospital and maternity centres will create a forum for government to properly monitor their practice, confirm the efficacy of their medicine and be able to regulate them more effectively.

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