‘Aids-cure’ beds to be in­ves­ti­gated

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

A THER­MAL mas­sage bed, said to cure Aids pa­tients af­ter a 40minute ses­sion, is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the health min­istry, the Sowetan news­pa­per re­ported yes­ter­day.

The Cer­agem Clinic, at New­gate Mall in the Joburg CBD, where some 20 beds are based, is owned by busi­ness­man Morokane Choma, re­ported the daily.

Peo­ple queue from as early as 2am for 40 min­utes on the beds that, ac­cord­ing to the owner, heal any dis­ease, in­clud­ing HIV/Aids.

As peo­ple wait their turn, they lis­ten to ap­par­ent tes­ti­monies of those al­ready “helped” by the treat­ment.

Warn­ing the pub­lic to be care­ful, na­tional health spokesman Fidel Hadebe said many peo­ple claimed to be able to cure dis­eases.

“We will send in­spec­tors to the es­tab­lish­ment and will take le­gal action if we find any fraud,” he said.

Cer­agem, a Korean mas­sage bed, is not reg­is­tered with the South African Bureau of Stan­dards. Its man­u­fac­tur­ers were banned from mak­ing false claims about the bed in Texas in 2005. – Sapa

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