The New Life Homeopathic Clinic has inaugurated its headquarters in Accra to offer improved health care services to the public for various ailments including acute and chronic diseases.
The clinic since its establishment five years ago, has treated about 20,089 patients. Dr Mark Agyei, the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinic, said the construction of the headquarters commenced in 2015 and was completed in December’ 2018. The four-storey health facility comprises of an Out Patient Department, a lobby, conference room, laboratory, a scan facility, a physiotherapy unit, consulting rooms, dispensary, male and female wards, and a canteen.
Torgbui Yaka said the country had been subjected to orthodox medicines to an extent that it barely appreciated or identified their side effects, adding; ‘Therefore, when we are dying as a result of those medications, we just die in silence’. The Council, as part of its duties, paid regular visits to all health facilities under its authority to ensure they met standards and best practices. He said homeopathy was efficacious and one of the safest medical interventions in human healthcare.
He said that ‘There are a number of court cases concerning medical negligence; our nurses, doctors and pharmacists are in the courts for one reason or the other. It has always been our wish that the practitioners in the alternative medicine landscape should not be treated as such’.
Torggui Yaka also said that ‘We should not pretend to have the facility to treat every complexity that may come our way’. ‘I will also ask practitioners who have not taken advantage of the ‘Registration Regime’ to do so because the structures would be more tightened up from next year because we want to cut down on the quackery and charlatanism that has bedevilled our landscape.