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Kwara Tasks Traditional Medicine Practitioners On Standard Practices



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The Kwara State Government has charged Traditional Medicine Practitioners in the state to always maintain standard practices to furher enhance a healthy society.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam, gave this charge during the week, at a workshop, on herbal medicines in Kwara State, held at University of Ilorin, main campus.

Dr El-lmam reaffirmed that the current administration, under the able leadership of Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq, has ensured enabling environment for Traditional Medicine Practitioners, inline with Federal Government policy, Governance and institution work, policy, Legislation, Code of ethics and practices, regulations knowledge skills and training.

She also informed the gathering that, Government is also working on strengthening the coordination mechanism, for Traditional Medicine Practitioners in the State, to get rid of quacks.

The Commissioner therefore thanked the management of University of Ilorin, for organizing the workshop, for Traditional Medicine Practitioners, across the State, to ensure quality health care services, for the people.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor Wahab Egbewole was appreciative of the State Government, for honouring the invitation of the University, in a bid to promote quality herbal Medicine in Kwara State.

The Chairman of the occasion, Professor Adegboyega Fawole emphasized on the importance of traditional medicine in the society and the need to follow the set standard by the regulatory body of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), in Nigeria.

Dignitaries at the workshop are Traditional Medicine Practitioners from across the three Sen