Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
A 55-year-old traditional medical practitioner, Mr B.D. Bonsu, has challenged the assertion by practitioners of orthodox medicine that breast cancer has no cure.
He said traditional medicine had proven to have antidote to the disease, pointing out that within the past 50 years, he had been able to cure more than 1,000 people of the ailment.
In a letter dated April 4, 2008 to the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Kofi Asare, Mr Bonsu, who is the Director of the Sankofa Herbal Clinic at Ahensan in Kumasi, challenged the health authorities to avail themselves of a proof of the efficacy of his medicine.
He provided the medical report of a 49-year-old woman who, after being diagnosed of the disease at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in 1996, was told that her cancerous breast should be removed in order to save her life.
“Fortunately, somebody testified to her husband that the Sankofa Herbal Clinic has herbs that have the potency of curing the cancer,” the letter said.
According to the letter, it took just one month for the swollen breast to shrink to normalcy leading to the cure.
Mr Bonsu stated that he had gone ahead to publish a book on breast cancer, copies of which had been sent to the Ministry of Health, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the Director of the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine and He called for proper attention to be given to traditional medical practice, because there were a lot of benefits to be derived from it.