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Τρίτη, 19 Ιουνίου 2012

Follow up from the Reflexology ban in Uganda:Reflexology court battle rages on.

Government's chief legal advisor the Attorney General(AG) and the aggrieved reflexology practitioners whose activities were banned last year, are scheduled to lock horns in a court on June 27 after the Health ministry declined to consent with the aggrieved.

The ban by the ministry was based on an investigation which indicated that reflexology centres posed a risk to the patients’ lives since most of them lack training and did not comply with operational standards.
The report was compiled by the Uganda medical and dental practitioners’ council, nurses and midwives council, allied health professionals council and the pharmacy council.
The umbrella body Uganda Reflexologists Association of Uganda, together with Alleluia Reflexology Health Solution and Nutrition Centre Limited, filed the application.

Prior, the reflexologists submitted proposals to the ministry, on how to regulate their activities but their efforts were in vain. Quizzed by the judge on September 7 last year, why the ministry had discarded the reflexologists' proposals without consideration, the registrar of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council Dr. Katumba Ssentongo, said a bill on complimentary medicine regulation was in the offing.

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