healing herbs on wooden table, herbal medicine
healing herbs on wooden table, herbal medicine

Some herbal medicine practitioners in the Central Region have called for support from the government to help produce more drugs to augment the provision of health care delivery by orthodox medicine in the various health facilities in the country.

The call was made by the Chief Executive Officer of New Life Herbal Centre at Woraba Estate near Pipe Tank in Agona Swedru Dr. Kenneth Ebo Mintah and the Chief Executive Officer of Mallam Adam Herbal Centre at Botwe Estate near the Happy Home School Complex also in Agona Swedru all in the Central Region, Dr. Adam Musah Mensah respectively when Newsghana visited patients at the centers.

Briefing Newsghana, the CEO of New Life Herbal Centre, Dr. Kenneth Ebo Mintah disclosed that over 80% of Ghanaians now prefer herbal treatment to orthodox medicine, and hinted that as such it would be proper if the government will support herbal medicine practitioners financially to research and produce more as done in other countries.

An Economics tutor by profession, Dr. Mintah hinted that his centre treats diseases such as Arthritis, stroke, hypertension, hepatitis B, cancer, diabetes, skin infections and tuberculosis among others, noting that not less than ten people visit his centre every day with various illnesses for treatment.

According to him, Ghana can make headway if the government will support herbal medicine practitioners financially as done in other countries such as China and India.

On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Mallam Adam Herbal Centre, Dr. Adam has appealed for support from either the government or private individuals to expand the centre.

He pointed out that his doors are wide open to any investor to help produce drugs in abundance, as according to him, lack of funds remains the major challenge facing his centre.

His centre produces drugs for the treatment of conditions such as waist and body pains, diabetes, hernia, epilepsy, stroke, asthma and sexual weakness among others.

By Robert Ayanful