The Lagos State Government has vowed to impose sanctions on traditional medical practitioners operating in the state if they fail to register their premises with Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board (LSTMB).
The LSTMB Registrar, Babatunde Adele, made this known in a statement on Sunday, ordering all traditional, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, to regularise their registration by visiting the Head office of the Agency on or before Friday, 6th February, 2024.
The order for registration according to the Registrar was necessitated owing to the increasing and unbearable level of quackery in the field of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine.
According to him, “Pursuant to the desire of the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board (LSTMB) to have a comprehensive database of functional Traditional Medicine Practitioners, TMPs and Complementary Alternative Medicine Practitioners, CAMPs, 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,” Adele said.
He, however, added that “any TMP or TCAIVI that fails to renew their license up to date shall have their names delisted from the Register in consonance with the provisions of the above Traditional medicine law.”
Adele also explained that in accordance with the extant laws, the re-enlistment/reinstatement of practitioners would 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 and further assured of continuous services