Sunday, March 11, 2012

Medical doctors beware! Soon you will be out of jobs

The Health Ministry has been urged to introduce guidelines to distinguish between genuine and fake shamans (locally called "bomohs').

Such guidelines should be formulated to protect the interest of patients who wish to be healed by shaman, said Executive Chairman of Yashfien Herbs Treatment Centre Sdn Bhd, Datuk Engku Ansaruddin Agus.

"Action is necessary to ensure that fake shamans do not tarnish the entire shaman profession," he said in the program "The Radar" published by Bernama Radio24 yesterday.

Ansaruddin said the Health Ministry can work with the religious authorities like Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) to identify the said shamans.

"This is a fact that should be known by the community. I call on the people not to be fooled by fake shamans," he said.

Maybe "bomoh" should be allowed to use the word doctor in front of their names, for example Dr Pok Leh. And maybe JAKIM should start a medical college for "bomohs" and then start issuing MBBS degrees. Then we have Dr Pok Leh, MBBS (JAKIM)(Halal)