Traditional Herbal Medicine Practitioners have received training on the legal implications of not complying with ethics of the profession.

This follows several complaints on the sale of these drugs by unqualified people especially in buses and claims that the drugs can cure many diseases.

At the training in Accra, the administrator of the Traditional Medicine Practice Control, Dela Kemavor said the council is intensifying education as it will in the coming weeks crack the whip severely on practitioners who flout the law.

A major challenge in the health sector is unwillingness of the mainstream health facilities to attend to patients who have already been treated by traditional health practitioners.

A doctor at the department of emergency medicine at the Korle Bu teaching Hospital, Dr Bismark Opoku-Asare said systems must be put in place to make such referrals easy.