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Osun inaugurates Traditional Medicine Board

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

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Osun State Government has officially inaugurated a traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine board with a view to coordinating and harmonizing the traditional health sector within the State.

The inauguration ceremony took place at the Staff Development Centre, Osogbo.

The appointed Board Members are: Chairman, Mr. Oladebo Abiodun;

Secretary, Mr. Femi Ojo;

Mr. Bello Aboderin (member); Aderibigbe Muideen(member) Chief (Mrs.) Ibulola Olasode(member); Alhaja Olaniyan Rasidat(member) as well as Chief Lukman Akanni.

 Governor Ademola Adeleke, represented by Commissioner for Health, Jola Akintola, emphasized that the Board’s establishment provides a significant opportunity for practitioners to work harmoniously, stressing that such collaboration is essential for achieving global recognition of traditional medicine in the State.

While emphasizing the commitment of the State Government to effective traditional medicine practice, the State helmsman enunciated:

“This regulatory framework, of the enabling edict, aims to safeguard the heritage of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine which practitioners must strictly adhere to.”

In their separate goodwill messages, Dr. Micheal Oyerinde, Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary Health Care Development Board, and the Chairman of the Primary Health Care Development Board, Alhaji Tajudeen Tejuade Adisa underscored the need for the Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine Board to propel the State to greater heights.

Speaking, Dr. Isiaka Adekunle, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, noted that the inauguration aligns with the Federal Ministry of Health’s directive to establish such Boards across all 36 states, including Abuja. He noted that Board would provide an alternative healing approach for those averse to conventional tablets.

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