Kano state to establish board for traditional, alternative medicine, says Ganduje

Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said the state government is exploring the possibility of establishing a board of directors for traditional and alternative medicine.

The governor also said the state government will also establish a Department of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) at the Department of Health as part of the effort to standardize traditional medicine practice.

He made the statement Wednesday while receiving a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health led by the director of the Department of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM), pharmacist Zainab Ujudud Sharif.


Represented by his deputy and APC governor candidate Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, revealed that the government is committed to the health of its citizens.

According to him, with this laudable initiative, the government will ban quacks from traditional medicine

The governor added that Kano is endowed with arable land, making it easier to grow almost anything medicinal, such as ginger, cloves, onion, garlic, and more.

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“Agricultural products exported from Kano as spices are the best and have more quality compared to others supplied from other countries,” he said.

Pharmacist Zainab Ujudud Sharif, for her part, said that the purpose of the visit is to encourage the government of Kano State to enact a law establishing a Board and Department in the Ministry of Health for TCAM because of its importance. for human life.

“Having a TCAM board would help ensure that traditional and alternative medicine adhere to rules and ethical standards,” she said.

She praised the state government for its efforts to provide high-quality health care to its citizens.

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