HomeHealthCardiologist attributes incessant heart-related...

Cardiologist attributes incessant heart-related diseases to negligence – VELOXNEWS


From Felix Ikem, Nsukka

Dr. Camellus Ezeugwu, an Interventional Cardiologist and founder of Heart Diseases Prevention and Training Center, Nsukka, in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State has attributed the incessant heart-related diseases to negligence and lack of information on how to maintain heart-healthy lifestyle.

Ezeugwu, an assistant professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, United States of America disclosed this to newsmen Nsukka on Saturday during a training workshop he organised for managements and staff of the hospital.

He said that heart related disease is a collection of diseases and conditions that causes cardiovascular problems to human body, adding that it can be preventable in most people with early adoption healthy lifestyle habits.

According to him “prevention is the most cost effective and most life saving approach to healthcare when you come to heart related diseases and that was why i established heart disease and training center here in Nsukka to help residents of the area.

“The inspiration to set up this facility was dated back to early 1972 as a young boy in Nsukka community when I made a decision that I will become a medical doctor in future, so with that in my memory i thought it wise to give back to them through the establishment of the hospital.

“The greatest benefit Nsukka residents and others who would assess the hospital will get is the understanding of concept of prevention. There are diseases that are quiet preventable that kills a lot of people in this area, especially high blood pressure and diabetes.

“This two diseases carries with them complication that affects many aspects of the body which most time results stroke, blindness, kidney and heart failures, among others, but could be prevented with adequate application of medical preventive measures.

“Again the notion by some people that when they have high blood pressure, that if the number comes down the BP is cured, that is not how it happens. Our target is to get people to understand that they need to come here and see doctor on a routine basis and manage their condition, that will help them reduce the chances of having stroke, kidney and heart failures or dying suddenly,” he said.

Speaking further, the cardiologist noted that the hospital was set up and equipped with modern high-tech medical equipment with qualified personnel, adding that consultation charge and other services are affordable.

He maintained that the retraining workshop was a routine practice in the organisation to ensure that management and staff are updated to the best practice for effective and efficiency service delivery.

Also speaking, Dr Francis Asogwa, a cardiologist and medical director of the hospital said that the hospital which was established a year ago has witnessed increment in patronage which he said has helped them in achieving their main goals of preventing heart diseases.

He said that they will sustain their policy of going to villages, churches and markets to sensitise the residents on how to prevent and manage heart related diseases.

The resource person, Mr Victor Aguchie said that staff and management team where tutored on security awareness, facility and information managements, human resource, policy and procedures, ethics and protocols, among others.

Mrs Celine, the wife Camellus Ezeugwu, Amarachi Ibeh, legal consultant to the hospital, among others were present during the training program.

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

More from Author

Without power, Africa can’t develop

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that without adequate electric...

PFN disowns Bishops for holding meeting with Tinubu

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna, Paul Orude Bauchi, Godwin Tsa, Abuja...

7 burnt in Lagos road accident

By Emma NjokuNo fewer than seven people lost their lives...

Senate, PDP set for showdown on INEC nominees

From Fred Itua and Ndubuisi Orji, AbujaThe Senate and Peoples...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Read Now

Without power, Africa can’t develop

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that without adequate electric power, all efforts and energy to develop Africa economically and socially, will not materialise. Obasanjo and other world leaders spoke on Friday during the FIN International Trade and Investment Forum, a side line event at United Nations...

PFN disowns Bishops for holding meeting with Tinubu

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna, Paul Orude Bauchi, Godwin Tsa, Abuja and Gyang Bere, JosThe Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has disowned the “Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria” for holding meeting with Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Deputy National Secretary of the...

7 burnt in Lagos road accident

By Emma NjokuNo fewer than seven people lost their lives yesterday when a commercial bus reportedly caught fire in the Iyana Oworo area of Lagos State.Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, who made the disclosure in a statement, yesterday, said...

Senate, PDP set for showdown on INEC nominees

From Fred Itua and Ndubuisi Orji, AbujaThe Senate and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be heading for a showdown on plans by the upper legislative chamber to confirm five residents electoral commissioners (RECs), accused of belonging to All Progressives Congress (APC).In separate interviews with Daily Sun,...

Over 60 customers emerge winners in Dangote cement N1bn

The Dangote Industries adjudged the ‘Most Valuable Brand’ in Nigeria for its ability to deliver on its promises to consumers of its products continues to live up to the mandate, as over 50 winners have emerged as instant Mmllionaires of Dangote Cement Plc. in the North East. A...

Gunmen kill 2 traders in Kano

From Desmond Mgboh, KanoFresh fear has enveloped the Sabon – Gari area of the metropolitan part of Kano State, following the killing of two Igbo traders by some yet to be identified gunmen.The deceased are Ifeanyi Elechukwu, aged 41, who probably was the target of the...

Day Abiriba community staged one million man

From Okey Sampson, UmuahiaMonday, September 12, will remain evergreen in the minds of those who want change from the old order in the nation’s political landscape. It was the day and the first in Abia, that the entire Abiriba community in Ohafia Local Government Area of...

Julius Berger commences repair works on 75 km Abuja-

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has begun an immediate emergency repair around Kilometre 75 Abuja – Kaduna expressway. This is in response to the hardship caused by the deplorable condition of that portion of the highway.The construction company is currently reconstructing the 376-kilometer Abuja-Kano Road (AKR) and...

SERAP sues Buhari, Malami over failure to

Socio–Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over “the failure to publish copy and details of the agreement the Federal Government recently signed with the United States for the repatriation of $23 million stolen by the late dictator Sani...

We’re in court to deepen our

From Lateef Dada, OsogboThe Election Petition Tribunal set up to look into alleged discrepancies in the July 16 governorship election in Osun State would commence sitting today.Secretary of the tribunal, David Umar told Daily Sun that the pre-trial would begin  and the parties have been duly...

Africa can’t develop without power –Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that without adequate electric power, all efforts to develop Africa economically and socially, will end in futility.Obasanjo and other world leaders spoke on Friday during the FIN International Trade and Investment Forum, a side line event at United Nations General...

NAFDAC warns on dangers of skin bleaching products

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised concerns about the increasing interest on Nigerians on some skin care products some of which are extremely harmful to the skin and the body generally.Its Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement, highlighted...