By Batholomew Madukwe
Managing Director, St. Eve Concepts Ltd, Mrs. Evelyn Okere has charged Nigerians to take their own health in their hands just as she noted that it was high time corporate organisations in the country show more concern about the health of the populace.
Continued neglect of the health of the average Nigerian, she argued, would tantamount to loss in human empowerment despite other forms of development such as repairing of roads, provision of good transport systems and renovation of schools amongst others.
Okere whose company is into promoting preventive health andÂ marketing of theÂ ideology of enzyme therapy through use of digestive enzyme supplements, spoke recently during a media parley. She noted that the company is bringing its enzymatic health and weight management programme to the grassroots, tagged Grass roots Health Check Promo 2010.
â€œWe can help people lose 3.5kg in no time, by using a US manufactured enzyme supplementation. You are guaranteed your money back if you are not satisfied.â€
She said the company also provides Live Blood Analysis a service in which a pin prick of blood is taken from an individualâ€™s ring finger and the sample placed on a slide and viewed on a bright or dark field microscope connected to a TV monitor via a video camera.
The image of the blood sample is viewed by the individual. In this process, client has an interactive session with the therapists as theÂ morphology and blood condition is evaluated.
Chairman of the independent health company, Dr. Mkgeorge Onyung, gave kudos to the Lagos State government but advocated that health of the people should be primary.
Onyung decried the practice of self medication while charging corporate organisations to take â€œCorporate Social Responsibilityâ€ very serious. â€œSome people invest more in shares instead of their health, yet 65 per cent of medical ailments are preventable, and if we begin to key into the 65 per cent, it will be cheaper for the remaining 35 per cent to be handled by government.â€