Traditional Doctors Law Coming

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The Ministry of Health Deputy Permanent Secretary, Dr Havuna Jibri says it is working hard to finalise the traditional doctors bill. “We are working around the clock to finalise the draft bill. It has not been an easy experience as consultation has been going back and forth between partners to make the bill ready for submission for discussion,” he said.

Speaking at the traditional medicine men gathering in Sefhophe, Jibri said this year’s theme, which was: “Regulation of the Traditional Health Practitioner in the African Region”, was appropriate.

He said it was appropriate because of the challenges faced by many African countries without a legal instrument to regulate the practice. He stated that lack of regulation created an ideal situation for some traditional doctors and the safety of patients compromised.

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