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Adeleke urges medical practitioners to eliminate quackery from their fields

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Adeleke urges medical practitioners to eliminate quackery from their fields

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Ademola Adeleke, governor of Osun State, has called on the medical community to work with the government to improve the industry’s image.

He pleaded for doctors to help the government eradicate the dangers of medical quackery.

This directive came from the governor at Saturday’s opening ceremony of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGMDP) in Osogbo.

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Adeleke, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Public Health, Dr. Akindele Adekunle, argued that the association should not promote quackery or half-baked practitioners because of the immense duties placed on the shoulders of medical experts in today’s society.

He said, “As professionals backed by laws and ordinances of your ethics, you have huge obligations, the reach and the gavel to save lives even before the surgical knives in the theatre.

More often than not, victims of quackery suffer permanent harm to their bodily systems before being coerced to your table. I think we need to work together to put a stop to this in the country.

“While the government works round our notable challenges in proffering sustainable solutions, I urge this council on behalf of our people and as patients would always beckon on their physicians, to do everything within your professional reach to combat the menace of quackery in the system.”

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While Governor Adeleke is grateful for the support and assistance the association’s members have offered his government, he has said that he is working on a more comprehensive solution to the problems the group is facing.

In his comments, “I am aware the challenges you are going through goes beyond the recent approval of hazard allowances for medical practitioners in the state.”

 

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