By Sola Ogundipe
OVER 100 medical doctors assisted by other health care personnel will be on hand to attend to the numerous health problems of members of the public during the grand finale of the Grassroots Health Check promotion being organised by St Eve Concepts – an internal wellness/enzymatic weight management and beauty spa group of experts promoting the concept using enzymes in improving/preventive health and weight loss the country.
Already,Â Â more than 4,000 persons in different locations of Lagos especially at the grassroots, have benefitted from free checks of height, weight, blood pressure, body fat and Body Mass Index (BMI) in addition to professional counseling since the exercise kicked offÂ in June.Â
In a chat,Â ManagingÂ Director St. Eve Concepts, Evelyn Okere, told Good Health Weekly that the doctors will be on hand to answer questions on general health conditions and issues.
â€œPersons with health issues will be advised to visit the hospital for further investigation. For instance, if someone is hypertensive, or has any cardiovascular disorder, there is need to find out why, so suchÂ personÂ would be advised to cut down on certain foodsÂ and to see a doctor.
â€œThe idea is to enable the person get the right treatment in time before the situation gets really bad. In addition to knowing their health status, beneficiaries of the mass health educational promotion stand a chance to win the star prize of a brand new car in addition to other great prizes in a raffle to be held to draw the curtains on the exercise at Fantasyland, Ikoyi on August 28.
â€œWe have reached over 4,000 people and are still counting. We have been to Mushin, Ajegunle, CMS, Marina, Tejuosho, Badagry and it is amazing how people are being interested. There is that curiosity to know and if we can create that synergy for a health communication ground for people to understand about themselves, why canâ€™t we do that?â€
Noting that it was St. Eve Concepts that pioneered the unique innovation in healthcare services in tune with the new era of scientific discovery in health science in the country, Okere said: â€œWe have generally enabled all these people to check their health status. They were all counselled about their eating habits and we are bringing the information to the market women and the masses in general in effort to educate them to regulate their eating habits. ThingsÂ such as limiting oil consumption so as to reduce body fat are crucial. The whole objective is to make the people understand the importance of good health to livelihood.â€
Okere argued that only a healthy person can function properly, and urgedÂ the general public to be more health conscious, and to be health oriented and educated.
â€œEveryone should know the basic things about their body and health and no matter how small, nothing can be too small in terms of bringing health knowledge to everyone.â€
In her view, it is high time we began to cut across that barrier that health is talked about openly like every other aspect of life. She urged people to take advantage of the health activity to learn about the various aspects of health including useful tips on keeping well and healthy.