‘Aids-cure’ beds to be investigated
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