Association of traditional medicine practitioners (ATMPES) Enugu state in collaboration with Association of Traditional Bone-Healers, Of Nigeria (ASTABHON) has received all the the statutory right and the legal backing from the state government to begin it operation officially and be recognized as a registered Association fully belonging to the National association of nigeria traditional medicine practitioners.
The the state government haven given this order, also allocated an office to them and pledged to support them with all the necessary things they might need to run there affairs successfully.
The Association revealed this during a meeting held on Tuesday 8th of june where they inducted some of it member who have successfully concluded their registration /licensing programe which full certifies them as true traditional medicine practitioners in the State .
It can be recalled that during there quest for inclusion in the membership of the National Board for Traditional Medicine Practitioners, NTMP. The trado practitioners had paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner for health Professor. Emmanuel Obi asking for membership permit of the National Board for Traditional Medicine Practitioners.
Chairman of the Association, Chief, Dr. Nwaweniteaku Anamulueze, thanked the state government with the ministry of health for giving them the reconstitution of board and all the necessary backing they need for proper identification as an association .
He said the backing will enable them operate like their counterparts in the various state and Enugu state as the headquarters of the south east will not be the least in operation but will lead and others will follow.
The Association also promise to leave no stone unturn in the area of creating employment opportunities for youths and the general public and also harnessing potentialities of traditional medicine practitioners and engaging in activities for continuing education.
He promised that he will use his office as the Chairman of the association from now henceforth to flush out those who are quacks in the practice to enable them know those who are Authentic and genue
“We dont want fraud , quacks those who kill people or inflict all kind of diseases to people , they print paper here and there claiming they are authentic but are quacks
“We will from now henceforth Mobile our taskforce who will go round towns, villages to monitor and arrest those who are quacks and killing people in the name of traditional medicine practitioners. They will no longer have the free access to operate like before where there is no recognised association of practitioners
“We have the backing of Nafdac, that will have a thorough examination of products of any one who comes to join the association and we will interview the person before certifying him or her as authentic in their field of practice or professional.
Dr. Nwaweniteaku stated that God has blessed roots and herbs to be use for different purposes in curing all kind of diseases and ailments but some people have taken advantage of this blessing by misusing it .
“God has blessed roots and herbs so well but people are misusing this blessing for other negative purpose but and if by any means you use This root and herbs to cause death of someone, it will fail you”
The chairman used the opportunity to call on the state government for support to help them renovate their new office and help them secure some machineries to be use for proper packaging and for research institute to enable them meet modern and international standards . “Just like the period of corona virus, monkey purse, and the rest, so we will be able to bring our own contributions in curing the deadly disease . There is nothing root and herbs can not cure” He said.
The vice chairman of the association Doctor Queen Akajiogo, thanked and applauded the administration of the executive Governor of Enugu state Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his support and promised that they will not fail him .
She noted that though the Association has existed before now, but has no proper and necessary backing for proper recognition and running of it affair “but now, we have the full support of the state government for proper operation without interruption ,we are the right people
“We therefore we call on dealers of all spiritual and traditional materials in the markets in Enugu state to come and register and identify themselves with the members of Enugu state association of traditional medicine practitioners for registration .
Photos of the group, those newly inducted and licenced with CAC and National Association of Nigeria traditional medicine practitioners membership (NANTMP)certificate.