Government of Ogun State 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.
Coker said that COVID-19 has shown the need for building a holistic health system, where alternate medicine would play an essential role, adding that orthodox medicine would not work against alternate medicine, rather complementing each other towards improving human health.
The Commissioner advised the Board to leverage on research and documentation that would give their efforts a global reckoning.
Commending the passion of the Board, Coker urged them to key into the vision of Prince Dapo Abiodun led government, in providing qualitative and affordable health care services to the residents of the State.
Earlier, the Chairman, Balogun Olaleye, assured that the Board consists of competent hands that would do the State Government proud in its activities, noting that all hands would be on deck to provide necessary input to improve the health system.
The Board which was inaugurated by Governor Abiodun in September, comprises of representatives of Trado-Medical Practitioners from the three Senatorial Districts, Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Youth and Sports, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as Hospitals Management Board.