Dr. George Acquah, a medical practitioner at the Accident Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, has advised workers to ensure healthy lifestyles, to promote socio- economic development in the country.
He stated that high intake of salt, smoking, alcohol, illness such as diabetes, thyroid, and kidney contribute to hypertension.
Dr. Acquah gave the advice at a health talk on “Hypertension” , organised by the Reiss and Co. Ghana Limited, in Accra last Friday, to educate the staff on healthy practices, to promote their health.
He stressed the need to create awareness on the disease, eat balanced diet, reduce the intake of alcohol among others.
Dr. Acquah urged workers to go for regular check-up at the hospital, to know their health status for preventive measures.
Mr. Peter Van der Wuff, Managing Director of the company, said there was the need to educate the workers on best health practices, to ensure that they were always fit to contribute to national development.
He commended the staff for their dedication to duty, and assured that the programme would be sustained to improve the health of workers.
Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service also educated staff on fire safety measures.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi