Ekiti Health Commissioner Highlights Steps For Healthy Living

September 2, 2013

Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Professor Olusola Fasubaa has called on all Stakeholders to co-operate, support tap from and maximize the opportunities provided by the Fayemi led administration in order to achieve the goal of having a vibrant healthy community and life span comparable to that of people living in Europe and America.

Delivering a lecture titled “Living well and Living longer” at a forum in Ado Ekiti, Prof. Fasubaa lamented that the high level disease burden in the society is unprecedented.

According to him, records at the two tertiary hospitals in the state indicate a high level of non-communicable diseases such as
hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cancers of different forms in both males and females.
The Commissioner expressed concern that most of the sufferers of these diseases are unaware of their presence until they become obvious and sometimes unmanageable.

Prof. Fasubaa attributed the people’s lack of proper attention to their health to a combination of poverty, ignorance, taboos as well as lack of health facilities and qualified health personnel.
He however noted that most of the non- communicable diseases including cancer of the breast, cervix, prostate and rectum can be early prevented with proper attention to early symptoms.

Noting that eight out of ten people that died of stroke in Nigeria could have been saved if they had gone to the hospitals for regular check – ups and taken proper medication against complication of high blood pressure.

The Commissioner advocated for behavioral change and healthy living, stressing that environment should be kept clean while the people should drink only clean and pure water, eat balanced diet, exercise their bodies regularly, take good rest, go for medical check – up and screening regularly and pray to God for long life.

In his remarks, the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe who stressed the importance of good health, urged the people to see their doctors for regular check-ups,

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