- A 60-year-old certified Ghanaian herbalist who has practised for 46 years has discovered a concoction that cures blindness for most people within hours
- Mfantseman Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Mr Martin Daanko and many other prominent people visited the herbal clinic and gave their testimonies
- The owner of the facility is a staunch Christian who always takes the patients through morning devotion and offers the cure to blind people for free
- The facility has been fully registered with the FDA and has over 30 licences, certificates, testimonials, citations and recommendations from recognised institutions
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A 60-year-old man named Mr John Kofi Sackey, aka Odopee, has been confirmed to have discovered a cure for blindness and other 'incurable' eye conditions.
Graphic.com.gh compiled the full report after personally visiting the facility and witnessing how patients have been receiving treatment.
Mr Sackey's facility is called the Odopee Herbal Research and Learning Centre at Mankessim and is located at Mankessim, a commercial town in the Central Region.
The facility is known to have been running for several years with all legal issues fully satisfied. Mr Sackey is reported to have procured more than 30 licences, certificates, testimonials, citations and recommendations from recognised institutions.
Reports indicate that over 300 people have been cured of eye conditions that are medically 'incurable'. Cataract, glaucoma, inflammation of the eye, itching, short and long-sightedness have all been part of the list.
Orthodox solutions to similar eye conditions involve surgery or sometimes medication that is applied to the eye. Mr Sackey's herbs follow none.
Rather, the herbalist pours the liquid preparation onto a piece of dry wood, puts the wood in a small plastic container for the patient to watch with widely opened eyes for 10 minutes.
After exposing the eyes to the invisible 'rays' of the drug, the patients are made to walk for some time. They rest for two or three hours and resume the treatment.
Many of the patients have been reported to receive their sight on the first day of the treatment.
The Mfantseman Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Mr Martin Daanko, visited the facility to have a personal observation and was fully convinced of the medicine's efficacy.
According to Mr Daanko, though the drug has not been scientifically analyzed, his persona observation and the numerous testimonies prove the medicine is genuine and effective.
The Odopee Herbal Research and Learning Centre has also had recommendations from recognized bodies such as the Traditional Medicine Practice Council of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health Procurement Unit.
A former Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo has also testified positively. The Mfantseman Municipal Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Rev. Dr Mark Nii Lamptey, also said he had heard good testimonies about the herbal medicine.
The Odopee Herbal Research and Learning Centre is registered with all the health-related organisations such as the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and renewed his licence on October 15, 2019.
It is reported that the Municipal Health Director along with the Human Resource Manager at the Municipal Health Directorate, Mr Emmanuel Asante-Aboagye promised to assist Mr Sackey to undergo the necessary steps to certify the herbal medicine for eye diseases.
It was also established that the patients would start getting their eyes fully examined by experts both before and after the treatments for the records.
Mr Sackey has practised herbal medicine for 46 years, taking over from his late father who practised the profession for 70 years.
Mr Sackey is also a staunch Christian who has had to move away to focus fully on his profession. He has however not abandoned the faith as reports indicate that he always takes his patients through morning devotion before work starts.
It is also worthy of note that the treatment for blindness is free. Mr Sackey revealed that blind people have limited means due to their condition, for which reason he offers the service to them without any charges.
As Mr Sackey cures blindness
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