Medical team from the Community Medicine and Pharmacy Departments of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) on Tuesday, 22nd of June, 2021 visited Progress FM Ado-Ekiti.
Mr. Dokun Oladele, the General Manager welcomed the outreach team to the radio station, and acknowledged that he enjoyed listening to the program anchored by members of staff of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti and anticipated to listen to more educative editions of the public health program.
Mrs. Adeniyi, a Public Health Nurse from the Department of Community Medicine sensitized the members of staff present for the health care service on Indiscriminate use of drugs. She explained that drugs used when not prescribed by physicians is simply known as Drug misuse/abuse. She stated that this attitude is even common among the elites and should be discouraged.
Furthermore, Mrs Adeniyi enlightened the attendees on the leading causes to the illness, ‘Diabetes Mellitus’. She described diabetes as a disorder in which blood sugar(glucose) levels are abnormally high and infectious. The symptoms include; increased thirst, frequent urination, damage to nerves affecting sensation to the feet, liver and chronic kidney disease.
In conclusion, she urged the people to inculcate a healthy lifestyle such as following a healthy diet pattern (low intake of refined carbohydrates and processed foods), shedding excess body weight, increased physical activities, routine physical examination of blood glucose levels and taking drugs as prescribed by the physician.
Activities carried out during the outreach programme were; counselling, vital signs, consultations and dispensing of drugs.
In attendance were 54 participants. Community Health Physicians; Dr. Olasehinde and Dr. Abioye with other FETHI staff teamed up for the outreach exercise.