we will partner with health practitioners in the Enugu state to tackle any pandemic – ATMPES
By Millicent Onaga, Enugu
The Association of traditional medicine practitioners (ATMPES) Enugu state, in collaboration with Association of Traditional Bone-Healers of Nigeria (ASTABHON) has reasured the government of Enugu state their readiness and prepardness to partner with other health practitioners to tackle any kind of pandemic.
Adding that God has blessed roots and herbs to be use for different purposes in curing all kind of diseases and ailments which most people dont know, stating that they will also leave no stone unturn in the area of creating employment opportunities for youths and the general public and also harnessing potentialities of traditional medicine practitioners and engaging in activities for continuing education.
Chief, Dr. Nwaweniteaku Anamulueze the Chairman of the association who applauded the Governor of Enugu state His Execllency, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his cordial relationship with the association , restated there support toward the growth of revenue in Enugu state.
Promising to collaborate with all other health practitioners in the state and beyond to tackle any pandemic that might occur, adding that they have received all the necessary backing and registration /licensing which fully certifies them as true traditional medicine practitioners in the State .
He promised that he will use his office as the Chairman of the association from now henceforth to flush out those who are quacks in the practice to enable them know those who are Authentic and genue
“We dont want fraud , quacks those who kill people or inflict all kind of diseases to people , they print paper here and there claiming they are authentic but are quacks
“We will from now henceforth Mobile our taskforce who will go round towns, villages to monitor and arrest those who are quacks and killing people in the name of traditional medicine practitioners. They will no longer have the free access to operate like before where there is no recognised association of practitioners
“We have the backing of Nafdac, that will have a thorough examination of products of any one who comes to join the association and we will interview the person before certifying him or her as authentic in their field of practice or professional.
The matron of the association Chief ossai Agu also thanked the Governor of Enugu state for his support toward ensuring the association got all that is due to them and promised that the association will not disappoint the his administration .
“We will not disappoint the Governor for believing we have something to offer to the state and country at large in the health sector, we will not missuse this opportunity rather we will make sure we stand out in the face of traditional medicine prodction.