Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) under the Kano State Ministry of Health has disclosed that the screening exercise for the Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine..
PHIMA screens traditional healers – ES
Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) under the Kano State Ministry of Health has disclosed that the screening exercise for the Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine has already been commenced at the agency’s premises with a view to streamlining and modernising the activities of traditional healers to suit the standard of best practices across the globe.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Usman Tijjani Aliyu made the disclosure while receiving members of the National Association of Barbers, Kano State branch who called on him in his office.
Dr. Aliyu noted with appreciation the peaceful manner with which the Association conducts its activities as very encouraging as this would cement the existing cordial relationship between the agency and them in achieving the desired objectives.
He stressed that the state government has no any hidden plan against them, rather than to make their activities more practicable and unique as seen in some developed nations, urging them to continue to rally round the present administration for more dividends of democracy.
Earlier, Chairman of the Association, Malam Ibrahim Isa had said they were in the office to discuss a way forward to improve on their businesses and also shun anything that may jeopardise their activities in the state.
Meanwhile, PHIMA has apprehended a traditional medicine hawker at Na’ibawar Yamma in Kumbotso Local Government Area, using vulgar language in advertising his products at residential areas which is against the ethics of the profession.
The suspect was handed over to the police for further interrogation, according to a press statement by the spokesman of the ministry, Ismail Garba Gwammaja and made available to The Triumph.