… Dr Amin Bonsu Educates Ashaiman Residents &Traders
By Frank Amponsah
In commemoration of the World Diabetes Day, on 14th November, this year, Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital held a health screening exercise for residents of Ashaiman and its environs.
Led by Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, the Chief Executive Officer of Amen Scientific Herbal and Alternative Medical Hospital, the hospital provided free diabetes test for people.
The health screening was targeted at commercial drivers, driver assistants, traders, market women and passengers going through the station.
According to Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, free health screening exercise provided busy people the opportunity to check their health status.
He explained that diabetes is a leading cause of death in Ghana and across the world thus people needed to check their health status on regular basis, stressing that healthy lifestyle choices are important to reduce the risks of developing diabetes and obesity related diseases.
Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu is very hopeful that the hospital would continue to provide more of the health screening activities.
He noted that the exercise which was to sensitize Ashaiman market women on the practices that would prevent them from Diabetes was also to also educate people on the illness and its preventive methods.
Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, the Chief Executive Officer of Amen Scientific Herbal and Alternative Medical Hospital noted that the Diabetes was one of the fastest causes of death in the world adding that it was alarming, hence, the need for more awareness campaigns to educate the public about it.
He said over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes and most of the cases are type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable through regular physical activity, a healthy and balanced diet, and the promotion of healthy living environments.
According to him, families have a key role to play in addressing the adjustable risk factors for diabetes and must be provided with the education, resources and environments to live a healthy lifestyle.
He also maintained that early diagnosis and treatment are key to prevent the complications of diabetes and achieve healthy outcomes.
Diabetes, he said, can be expensive for the individual and family, hence suggested improving access to affordable diabetes medicines and care as urgent move to avoid increased costs for the individual and family, which impact on health outcomes.
“It is important that ongoing diabetes self-management education and support be accessible to all people with diabetes and their families to reduce the emotional impact of the disease that can result in a negative quality of life,” he said.
He underscored the need for Ghanaians to develop healthy habits to prevent the disease.