Native medicine is now available as a course at Anambra State’s Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu ( previously Anambra State) University.
Dr. Onyekachi Ibezim, Special Adviser to the Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Willie Obiano, on medicine and herbal practice, revealed this during a press conference in Awka, the state capital.
He clarified that the university has started an advanced diploma course in native medicine, but that anyone interested in enrolling in the course must have a first degree in any field of study.
The government wants a situation where conventional medical practitioners are also qualified and accredited, according to the Special Adviser.
The Governor’s aide went on to say that the growth was due to the need to harmonize and standardize studies and the profession of herbal medicine in the state.
He went on to say that he was working with two pharmacy professors as technical advisors.
“When I first got the job, I discovered that conventional medicine was a free-for-all. Some practitioners believe they were born with the abilities.
“In the medical sector, where I work, you must attend school and receive a certificate before practicing. “We want to duplicate this in conventional medicine,” Ibezim said.
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