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Lagos calls trado-medical practitioners to formalise businesses or face sanctions

Lagos calls trado-medical practitioners to formalise businesses or face sanctions

The Lagos state government has called on trado-medical practitioners to register their businesses with the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board (LSTMB) or face sanctions.

Babatunde Adele, LSTMB’s registrar who made this known in a statement, ordered all traditional, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, to regularise their registration by visiting the head office of the agency on or before Friday, 6th February, 2024.

The order for registration according to the registrar was necessitated owing to the increasing and unbearable level of quackery in the field of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine, according to him.

“Pursuant to the desire of the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board(LSTMB) to have a comprehensive database of functional Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMPs) and Complementary Alternative Medicine Practitioners (CAMPs), the governing board has approved the revision of the register of practitioners in Lagos in accordance with the Health Sector Reform Laws of 2005,” Adele said.
He, however, added that “any TMP or TCAIVI who fails to renew their license up to date shall have their names delisted from the register in consonance with the provisions of the above traditional medicine law.

Adele also explained that in accordance with the extant laws, the re-enlistment and reinstatement of practitioners will attract a penalty, while noting that illegal operators shall be heavily sanctioned, including sealing of the contravening facility among others.

He advised all the practitioners to strictly adhere to the directives and further assured of continuous services.