… Rallies Support For Traditional Medicine
The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board has unveiled the first registered traditional medicine clinic, Milyash Alternative Medicine Specialist Clinic in Victoria Island, Lagos, as a way of expanding the frontiers of traditional medicine treatment and providing alternative medical care for residents and visitors.
Speaking at the commissioning recently, the Chairman, Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board, Professor Adebukunola Adefule-Ositelu, described the establishment of the Clinic in Lagos as a major boost for the agency and traditional medicine practice, adding that the era of ‘mushroom’ traditional medicine practice will soon become a thing of the past as the agency is already strengthening its enforcement.
She explained that the Clinic specialises in the treatment of Fibroid, Ovarian cyst, Endometriosis, management of kidney diseases, Joint Pain, Waist, Neck, Knee and Feet, Male and Female infertility, prostate enlargement and erectile dysfunction, among others.
The Chairman revealed that Milyash Clinic has shown that traditional medicine can compete favourably with orthodox medicine in providing treatment for some age-long health issues.
The Clinic, Milyash Alternative Medicine Specialist Clinic, which is located at 32A, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, Victoria Island, according to her, fulfilled all the conditions and requirements stipulated by the Agency, stressing that the clinic would, henceforth, serve as a replica for other practitioners that are willing to operate in the State.
Prof. Adefule-Ositelu, therefore, commended the Management of Milyash Alternative Medicine Specialist Clinic for taking the lead and the bold step of complying with the regulations of the State Government on alternative medicine.
“The establishment of the clinic serves as a model for other specialists in the traditional medicine practice to standardise their operations and register their establishments with the State Government, through the Traditional Medicine Board”, she noted.
Also speaking at the event, the Registrar of LSTMB, Mr. Olorunkemi Kadiku, affirmed that Milyash Alternative Medicine Specialist Clinic has first-class facilities to operate as an alternative medical service provider.
The Registrar appreciated the level of compliance and cooperation displayed by the management of the clinic throughout the registration period, just as he advised them to make professionalism their watchword while offering services to patients, in order to maintain the lead in traditional medicine practice in the State.
While explaining the importance of alternative medicine, the Medical Director, Milyash Alternative Medicine Specialist Clinic, Dr. Marina Yashunina, highlighted different kinds of diseases the clinic handles and explained the processes involved in treating them.
In her words: “Everybody knows there is a disease called arthritis, but only a few know how to truly cure it. Beyond merely treating the effect or aftermath of arthritis, Milyash Alternative Medicine Specialist Clinic facility has a solution to it”.
She said the facility will address the root of the ailments and cure it permanently, as against using drugs that also have side effects and limitations in treating some ailments.
The Medical Director added that members of the public visiting the facility for treatment would be subjected to a comprehensive medical test before commencing the treatment as this would assist medical personnel and alternative medicine specialists in their prescriptions.
“At Milyash Alternative Medicine Specialist Clinic, we have put in place facilities that will first diagnose ailments before commencing the treatment”, she added.
The Manager of the Clinic, Thomas Appiah, stated that the products are made in such a way that an average person can afford the treatments/drugs, adding that the emphasis is on the potency of treatment by the clinic.
“Our products are quite affordable considering the cost of raw materials, production and price tag on the finished products. One would realise that the company has done justice in terms of affordability”, he asserted.