Doctors group warns patients of risks of going to "healers"

The Czech Doctors' Chamber has issued a warning against the unrealisable promises of "healers". The organisation's president, Milan Kubek, said cancer victims turned most often to self-described healers, and there was a danger they could miss the point at which classical medicine could help them. Mr Kubek said there was no way of prosecuting healers if they caused harm to patients; the only doctors can do is to alert the public to the risks of alternative medicine, he said.

Author: Ian Willoughby