In a bid to streamline and regulate its operations, the Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board has inaugurated the Elders Consultative Forum.
The Press Officer to the board, Dolapo Jinad, in a statement quoted the chairman of the board, Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye as saying that the body would be working on enforcement and streamlining of quacks from the real practitioners.
According to Olaleye, numerous relevant institutions had been contacting the board for partnership on alternate medicine practice as well as on the need to discover new drugs for various illnesses.
Olaleye stated that the practice had gone beyond secrecy, adding that many offers had been given to the board, including a laboratory to make use of for necessary research.
“The creation of alternate medicine board in the state has brought lots of development, while many health institutions and colleges of education that are interested in alternate studies for practitioners and any interested citizens, within and outside the state have shown interest.
He added: ‘’The process is ongoing, as soon as it is completed with the signing of memorandum of understanding, then the operation will commence immediately.”
A member of the newly inaugurated forum, Yeye Oba Abatan Oreagba, appreciated the state government as well as commended the leadership of the board, pledging their support to work as a team.