Sunday, April 11, 2021

Ethics & Values: We Will Soon Start To Arrest Fake Traditional Medicine Practitioners-Prof Jemico

...Group Leadership tasks Members on Integrity, Ethics And Values

...As Delta State Executives of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Visits Aniocha-South.

....Delta State Traditional Medicine Board set to kick-start tour for the 25 LGAs on herbal inspection.

By Victor Bieni, Ogwashi-Uku

Aniocha-South Chairman, African Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Delta State Chapter, Professor Jemico Okeleke has called on members of the group in Aniocha South to ensure that it upheld ethics of the profession to avoid being arrested by the Delta State herbal inspection officers.
Professor Jemico Okeleke made this disclosure during a meeting of the group in his premises at Ogwashi-Uku Aniocha South LGA on Saturday, 10th of April, 2021 when the Delta State Executives of Traditional Medicine Practitioners led by its Chairman, Dr. Odogwu Abilo visited the leadership, members in
Aniocha South LGA Chapter to inform them on the readiness of the management of Delta State Traditional Medicine Board to embark on tour of the 25 LGAs of the state by May 17th, 2021 on a herbal inspection.

Dr. Abilo during the visit urged Aniocha South LGA Chapter of the Association to ensure that they maintain the lead as the first Local Government Area to be visited next Month by May 17th to kick-start the inspection to other LGAs thereby ensuring that non- licenced, non- certified members are well sensitized to get their licences, certificates on the job from the appropriate authorities as practitioners to checkmate the influx of fake practitioners who are into extortion, exploitation, not real practitioners, or cannot be Indentified by the leadership in the locality.
Professor Jemico, former Delta State Herbal inspection Officer, while commending members in Aniocha South for massive turn out to the group's meeting stated that him alongside his Executives has toured round Aniocha South LGA to inform their members on the need to update their registration with Delta State Government, and other appropriate authorities to avoid arrest or sanction by the Association or Traditional Medicine Board and to ensure compliance to the ethics and values of the Profession.
Speaking further, The group's Vice Chairman in Aniocha South, Dr. Tony Okwuose, Aniocha South Patron, Chief E. O. Osekwunim, a member of the Executives, Dr. Anata Dike Nma lend their voices to the Sensitization campaign on the need for Traditional Medicine Practitioners to work together, Collaborate for collective solutions, especially in areas of treatment that anyone finds it difficult on their patients' challenges.

The leadership in Aniocha South also admonished members to work in line with the group's ethics and values as one of the oldest profession, that God created the herbs for the benefits of mankind, also that the practitioners should maintain its aged-long, ancestral cultures, values towards the promotion of respect for the group.
The group said: " Every members, practitioners, of this Association in Aniocha South LGA Chapter must maintain the integrity, ethics and values of the Profession. We must come back to the glorious days of the Association as it was in 1997. Everyone must belong to this our registered Association or risk arrest or sanction. Everyone must be liscenced, certified to operate and our leadership must know you in our local Government Area".

" We must not extort, exploit, or deceive people. We protect image of the Profession. We must avoid obtaining by tricks (OBT), be real, authentic, and practical. We must do proper diagnosis before treatment. We must pray to God and study the syndrome, or symptoms before treatment. We must ask our patients some questions before treatment".

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