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Traditional healers seek separate hospitals for practice

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MEMBERS of the Nigerian Union of Medical Herbal Practitioners, NUMHP, Lagos State chapter, have called on the state government to support their members towards building separate hospitals for the practice of traditional medicine.

The herbal practitioners stated that their clamour for separate government-backed general hospital and maternity centres for the practice of traditional medicine would offer government the opportunity  to regulate their practice, confirm the efficacy of their medicines and complement the practice of orthodox medicine in the state.

The union, in a statement by their leaders, Dr. Ayoka Ogunpeju Oguntokun, Iyalode-General, Dr. Sabir Adeokin, Lagos State Chairman, and Dr. Funmilayo Salami, State Secretary, asked the governor to allocate land to their members for the purpose of building the traditional hospital which, they said ,was the practice in the other climes as India and


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