VRA Hospital Staff Sensitised On Good Health Practices

SONY DSCGhanaian workers have been ad-vised to adopt best health practices to live longer. Dr. Emmanuel Sowah of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Hospital made the call, in Accra, at a safety awareness day pro-gramme to sensitise the hospital staff on good health practices.

The programme, which was on the theme: “Dental disease: Prevention and Control”, covered topics such as Physiotherapy Education and Dental Disease, Prevention and control.

Dr. Sowah said failure of Ghanaian workers to cultivate healthy practices could affect the country’s human resource development.

He said poor oral health had been linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular problems, respiratory and lung diseases.

Dr. Sowah urged the workers to visit dentists twice in year and avoid foods that have high sugar level.

“There is the need to take in enough fruits and vegetables and also eat well balanced diet”he added.

The Chief Executive Officer of the VRA, Kirk Koffi, in a speech read on his behalf by Maxwell Odomm, Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Operations, said the safety awareness day would  be an annual programme to enable workers to focus on health and safety issues. By Anita Nyarko 

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