Kano shuts down traditional medicine centre

The Kano state government on Wednesday sealed off a traditional medicine facility at Makoli town in Dawakin Kudu local government area.

Traditional Centre

Addressing journalists on the closure, Executive Secretary of the Private Health Institutions Management Agency, (PHIMA) Usman Aliyu said the center belonged to one Yahaya Ali (Ciroman Sarkin Mayu), who claimed to be a spiritual healer of all sicknesses.

He said during the raid, his team found many patients on admission who required surgery or emergency medical treatment.

Mr Usman, a medical doctor said, after a thorough investigation by the staff of the agency and that of the Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission, the patients were referred to appropriate health facilities for better diagnoses and medication.

He said the suspect has been handed over to authorities for further investigation and legal action.

The Executive Secretary appealed to people to desist from patronizing such traditional healers, for their own safety.

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