Public Health Alert: Health Directorate Issues Firm Warning To Public Regarding Eating – DETAILS
The public has been encouraged to control their eating habits and steer clear of unhealthy lifestyles by Dr. Alfred Kwodwo Ampofo, the Techiman North District Director of Health Services.
He said that this would significantly aid in containing the outbreak in the area and that poor eating patterns and active lives were to blame for the high rates of diabetes, hypertension, and tuberculosis in the region.
At the district’s 2022 annual performance review meeting, which was held at Tuobodom in the Bono East area, Dr. Amofo provided the advise.
He urged parents to let their kids sleep under mosquito-treated nets, noting that the rising rate of malaria among children in the area was another health concern.
Additionally, he urged all relevant parties to assist the ongoing malaria campaign in order to lower infection rates, particularly in children and newborns.
Dr. Ampofo stated that the directorate was implementing a program for the prevention and treatment of malaria, stating that the disease remained one of the leading causes of death in children and requesting stakeholder cooperation.
He explained that the directorate increased skilled delivery from 29 percent to 31.9 percent within the same time periods, and that anemia cases dropped from 6.2 percent in 2021 to 3.9 percent in 2022.
Approximately 60% of pregnant women in the district visited antenatal clinics, according to Sampson Addo, the Nkoranza South Health Information Officer, who claimed that maternal health has improved in the region.
In order to enhance the provision of high-quality healthcare, he urged the government to expedite the opening of the Agenda 111 District Hospital in the region.