Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board, has started sealing-up premises of Traditional Medicine Practitioners, for violation of rules and regulations, guiding traditional medicine practice in the State.
The exercise which was carried out in collaboration with the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, affected premises of no fewer than seven practitioners, including Traditional Birth Attendants, Faith-Based Healers and Bone Setters in Mushin, Somolu and Bariga environs.
The Registrar of the Board, Olorunkemi Kadiku, noted that the exercise was long overdue following the March expiration deadline given to the practitioners to register with the State Government.
He said the exercise, in line with the directive of the National Council of Health, was not being taken serious by affected persons.
Kadiku added that practitioners whose premises were sealed-up had been operating without approval and license to practice in the State, despite several pleas and abatement notices issued by the Government.