Delivering quality healthcare with alternative medicine  – Dr Bright Okoh shows the way

Delivering quality healthcare with alternative medicine  – Dr Bright Okoh shows the way

Dr Bright Okoh

An astute herbal medicine prac­titioner, Dr Bright Okoh, with over two decades of experience is leading a group of over 30 health professionals to complement quality healthcare delivery in Ghana with alternative medicine.

Operating the Greenfield Scientific Herbal Clinic, a fast-growing health facility and a heavyweight in the alter­native medicine industry, Dr Okoh has carved a niche as one of the best on the continent and the world at large.

Dr Okoh started the Greenfield jour­ney in 2009 as a herbal shop in Nungua and later expanded to a herbal centre about five years later. Today, the shop has become an ultra-modern herbal clinic with facilities to offer various services.

With over a decade of practice and saving lives with alternative medicine, Dr Okoh, a degree holder in holistic medicine, has established Greenfield as a fully-fledged health centre in Ghana, serving the medical needs of people within the community and beyond.

Operating at Buade in Nungua, Ac­cra the clinic with expertise in stroke, infertility, halitosis, sexual weakness, hypertension, bone settings, sexually transmitted disease and others, have won several awards including the ultimate Best Herbal Practitioner of the Year, 2020, an award held by Afrik Media in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

Prior to that, Dr Okoh the Chief Ex­ecutive Officer was awarded the Bone Setting Specialist of the Year in 2018 at the seventh African Health Legendary Awards. The company won the West African Traditional and Alternative Medicine Awards in 2019, Promising Scientific Herbal Centre of the Year in 2017 and the Best Facility in Herbal Clinic in Great­er Accra.

On the global stage, the health centre won the Best Herb­al Clinic of the Year at the World Chang­ers Summit and Awards 2018 in Dubai. The clinic fur­ther won the outstanding stroke centre and bone set­tings specialist of the year in 2019 organ­ised by the African Health Legendary Awards.

Dr Okoh believes that the recognition came out of their dedication and commitment to providing quality health care and looks forward to more of such awards next year and beyond.

According to Dr Okoh he has gath­ered enough experience in the sector and following feedback from clients they would not renege on their efforts to provide quality health care.

He said the World Health Organisa­tion (WHO) recognises alternative or herbal medicine practitioners as they contribute about 60 to 70 per cent of healthcare to people globally.

On Corporate Social Responsibilities activities, they donate to the needy in society including orphanages such as the New Life Orphanage at Nungua. They also give to a disability group in Teshie of which Dr Okoh is a patron. They also present some items to the Kpeshie Police during the COVI9-19 outbreak, conduct regular free health screening exercises at churches, taxi ranks and markets as well as register­ing over 500 people on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Dr Okoh intends to expand and improve upon quality healthcare in the country.

In addition, he would provide solution to the challenges within the industry bothering around finding raw materials at affordable prizes. Hence, the need to secure lands to cultivate plants for the medical uses as done in other developed countries including the United States of America.

Offering advice on the Christmas festivities Dr Okoh advised the pub­lic to eat quality foods with organic products, avoid self-medication and excessive drinking of alcohol, exercise for proper blood circulation and sleep well.

 By Michael D. Abayatey

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