The Nigerian government has been called upon to regulate the practice of traditional medicine.
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The Provost of the International institute of Islamic therapy (IIIT) Nigeria, Shaykh Abdul-Ra’uf Sa’eed made the call at the induction of 35 certified therapists in Prophetic Medicine held in Abuja.
He said, the regulations will help mitigate quackery in the profession and protect lives.
Shaykh Abdul-Ra’uf commended the approval of the bill for the establishment of the council for Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicine Practice by the Nigerian government.
He said, “we strongly believe that, the bill will amongst it’s many advantages, seek to protect the intellectual property of the practitioners who are truly skilled against the mediocrity we of quacks who imitate genuine practice.
Shaykh Abdul-Ra’uf appealed to the Nigerian government to strengthen the bill by regulating the practice of traditional medicine.
He explained that “the six months certificate course primarily focuses on the three major areas of Islamic healing, Prophetic herbs, clinical hijamah and spiritual healing with three other subjects; Health Science, Dream Analysis and Ethics of the healing practice” as complementary courses.
Abdul-Ra’uf noted that, the institute in the course of research and teaching Islamic medicine has treated and managed a number of health issues both spiritual and physiological without compromising conventional medical ethics.
Also speaking, the Minister of the Federal Capital Mr.
Mohammed Bello represented by Mr.
Bashir Mohammed salutes the initiatives of the institute in the health sector at a time when the world is experiencing health challenge.
He pledged to assist the institute where necessary.
The trainees were also engaged in counseling and spiritual administration to enhance their spiritual discipline within the limit of Quran and Sunnah.
Nigerian government urged to regulate traditional medicine practice