Lagos govt vows to sanction unregistered trado-medical practitioners

The Lagos State Government says it will impose sanctions on traditional medical practitioners operating in the state who fail to register their business with the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board.

The LSTMB Registrar, Babatunde Adele, made this known in a statement on Sunday.

The 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, February 6, 2024.

“The order for registration was necessitated owing to the increasing and unbearable level of quackery in the field of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine,” Adele said.

He added, “Pursuant to the desire of the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board to have a comprehensive database of functional Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Complementary Alternative Medicine Practitioners the governing board has approved the revision of the register of practitioners in Lagos State in accordance with the Health Sector Reform Laws of 2005.”

He, however, noted that “any TMP or CAMP who fails to renew their licence up to date shall have their names delisted from the register in consonance with the provisions of the above traditional medicine law.”

Adele further stated that, under the extant laws, “the re-enlistment/ reinstatement of practitioners will attract a penalty,” while noting that illegal operators “shall be heavily sanctioned, including sealing of the contravening facility, among others.”

The registrar advised all the practitioners to strictly adhere to the directives.


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