The Ogun State Government has promised to give the needed support in training and licensing to practitioners of alternate medicine in order to bring a drastic improvement into the practice.
This was made known by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, when she hosted the newly inaugurated Alternate Medicine Board led by its pioneer Chairman, Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye, in her office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Dr. Coker, said that the Covid-19 has shown the need for building a holistic health system where alternate medicine would play an essential role.
She said that orthodox medicine would not work against alternate medicine, noting that both parties are working towards improving human health.
The Commissioner advised the Board to leverage on research and documentation that will give their efforts a global reckoning.
Commending the passion of the Board Chairman, Olaleye and the Executive Secretary, Dr. Kafayat Lawal, the Commissioner urged them to key into the vision of Prince Dapo Abiodun led government to provide qualitative and affordable health services to residents of the Gateway State.
Earlier, the Chairman, Balogun Olaleye, assured that the Board consists of competent hands that will do the state government proud in all its activities, noting that all hands will be on deck to provide necessary input to improve the health system in the State.
The Board which was inaugurated by Governor Abiodun in September, comprises of representatives of trado- medical practitioners from the three senatorial districts and Ministries of Health, Hospitals Management Board, Agriculture, Youth and Sports as well as Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.