Trado medicine should be inculcated to contribute to Nigerian health system – Dr. Al-Amin
By Matthew Eloyi
The Vice President of the National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Northeast zone, Dr. Mustapha Ibrahim Al-Amin has called on the government to inculcate traditional medicine practitioners to contribute to the country’s health system.
Dr. Al-Amin, who recently bagged the Northeast Star’s General Excellence Award in Traditional Medicine, made the call in an interview with Northeast Star Magazine in Yola, Adamawa State.
He noted that upon his election as the Vice President of the association, he brought sanity into the system by introducing a compulsory screening and registration of all members through data capture to flush all quacks from the system.
Dr. Al-Amin added that he is currently building a traditional medicine research centre in Yola, Adamawa State to enable the practitioners of the necessity of getting modern techniques in the field in the Northeast zone.
According to him, there are traditional medicines that can cure most of the life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, etc. which is why he is building the research centre to boost the morale of members.