Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan slammed gullible citizens for putting their faith in a bunch of quacks who, through false advertising, promise to fix all wrongs without offering a shred of proof to support their claims.
But enough about the electorate’s political naivety; Khan is pretty mad at herbalists too.
“The ministry is concerned with those treating (members of) the population with cervical or breast cancer and making false advertisements,” said Khan, in today’s Trinidad Guardian. “We indicated to the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) to take action.”
Presumably, the DPP has his hands full with a more illustrious group which is struggling to prove its self-declared love of transparency, integrity and good governance.
Dr Austin Trinidade, public relations officers of the T&T Medical Association, also intends to petition the DPP on the supposed damage caused by herbal treatments and warned that the use of “doctor” before a person’s name does not mean the individual is a medical practitioner.
In the same way that “SC” at the end of the Attorney General Anand Ramlogan’s name apparently did not mean he had the foggiest idea about in the implications of Section 34 of the Administration of Justice Act since criminal law confuses him.