Traditional medical practice is a viable alternative to healthcare delivery, as many Ghanaians resort to the use of herbal medicine for treatment of ailments.

According to the Chief Executive of M.Y Caesar Healthcare Center Dr. Caesar ,false claims of efficacy of some herbal medicine are disincentive to patronage.

He added,hehas observed a dwindling interest of herbal products among Ghanaians due to influx of quack “herbal doctors”.
“Some people with no knowledge in herbal medicine are now venturing into the field and this is affecting the image of our work. People are losing interest in herbal medicine because of these people who are now in this business,” he said.

Whilst reiterating the efficacy of herbal medicine, Dr. Caesar enjoined the general public to be more cautious in the choice of medication.

He also entreated practitioners to help instill public confidence by embarking on routine research and training to broaden their knowledge in herbal medicine.
“If other herbal doctors conduct constant research in herbal medicine and organize trainings for their staff, I believe the lost confidence will be gained”, he emphasized.

He also called on government to help flush out quack herbal practitioner to protect consumer.

He made this statement during the official opening of M.Y Caesar Clinic and free screening exercise to boost quality healthcare delivery.

Source: Koowaa.com/Kwame Baffoe Agyekum

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