Kano to Establish Traditional, Alternative Medicines Board

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The Kano State Government has said that it is planning to establish a board for traditional and alternative medicines.

The state government disclosed this in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Hassan Fagge, on Wednesday in Kano.

The statement says that the governor disclosed this on Tuesday while receiving a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health led by the Director Department of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine(TCAM), Hajiya Zainab Ujudud -Sharif.

Represented by his deputy Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna, Ganduje said that the state government would also establish a TCAM Department at the Ministry of Health as part of an effort of standardising the traditional medicine practice.

He maintained that the administration was committed to the health of its citizens, noting that the initiatives of the government would help eradicate quacks from practicing traditional medicine.

The governor directed the delegation to bring a document that he would use to forward a memo to the State Executive Council on establishing a board and a department of the TCAM.

“Kano is endowed with arable land which makes it easier to cultivate almost everything medicinal such as ginger, cloves, onions, garlic, and lots more.

“Agricultural products exported from Kano as herbal are the best and have more quality compared to others supplied from other countries he said, “.

He assured of continued partnership to achieve the set objective of promoting and regulating traditional and alternative medicine.

Earlier, Ujudud -Sharif said the purpose of the visit was to encourage Kano State Government to enact a law for the establishment of a board and a department at the ministry of health for TCAM due to its importance to human life.

“Having a TCAM board will ensure that traditional and alternative medicine conforms to rules and ethical standards,” she said”.

She commended the state government for its effort in providing quality healthcare services to its citizens. 



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