Champion Divine Clinic
Champion Divine Clinic

Senior Doctor at Champion Devine Clinic, Kelvin Abraham Boateng, has cautioned Ghanaians to stay away from substandard herbal medicines since they have the tendency of causing serious health implications such as kidney and liver failure.

Adding that, herbal medicines should not be taken anyhow, this he said there should be a proper dosage.

According to Dr. Boateng, Ghanaians should avoid self-medication and rather seek medical care to prevent the abuse of drugs.

It is obvious that the use of herbal medicine remained a significant aspect of health care delivery system in Ghana as in most African countries hence it should be used judiciously.

The Doctor, gave the advice when a group of 18 students from the Indiana State University in the United States of America paid a courtesy call on Champion Divine Clinic as part of their practical lessons in order to tap knowledge on how Ghanaian herbal medicines are being used in curing sicknesses like stroke, diabetes, ulcer, hepatitis B without surgery.

According to him, the government must also put measures in place to ensure that these herbal medicines are standardized in order to ensure the safety of all and sundry in the country.

He also called against the sale of drugs in commercial vehicles and advised the public to always seek proper health care.

He also appealed to herbal medicine practitioners in the country to adopt modern preserving methods for their products.

The Senior Doctor averred that clinic would continue to play a leading role in promoting herbal medicine to meet the medical needs of the good people of Ghana.

According to Boateng, the students from the Indiana State University in the United States of America contacted the Clinic and requested for a visit to enable them experience how as a Clinic, they manufacture theirs herbal medicines. “Simply because of the good work and the niche the Clinic has created for itself,” he stated.

The students who were led by Professor Dr. Nyama MaCarthy-Brown, PhD, toured the various facilities at the award winning Clinic.

After touring the whole facility, Professor Dr. Nyama MaCarthy-Brown, PhD commended the Champion Devine Clinic for its tremendous achievements.

“What I saw today was very inspiring. Using technology in relation to herbal medicine. It was impressive,’’ she applauded.

The Clinic which was established in 2004, had won many international awards for promoting herbal medicine in the country, including the Africa Alternative Herbal Clinic for the year 2008′ and the ‘Dr Kwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Award’.

By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/newsghan.com.gh

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