A group of medical experts have admonished Nigerians on the need to pay adequate attention to healthcare as a way to escape medical challenges.
The group specialised in healthcare said Nigerians must learn to pay attention to healthcare rather than sick-care, which is common among them.
This is coming as Healthlane, a medical company launched a programme to help Nigerians ameliorate health challenges.
Speaking at the programme, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Alain Nteff, said focusing on healthcare rather than sickcare is the better way to stay alive.
“Most people focus on sickcare rather than healthcare. Sickcare come when you are already down with an illness, but you don’t need to wait for that, instead, do more on your healthcare as the best way to stay alive,” Nteff said.
Speaking on the mission of the Healthline, Nteff said, “We aim at simplifying how people understand, track, and optimise their health, enabling longer healthier lives and reducing the dependence on an overburdened primary health system. We have developed a world class lab, giving everyone access to excellent healthcare.
“We are using technology to simplify healthcare. All that we do starting from the tests, the result and others are all powered by technology. We have a world-class lad where we run about 70 tests and you will get the result in 45 minutes. Our goal is to get across lots of people in Africa and across the world. Next year, we are looking at expanding to three more African markets and after this, we should be in US and others.”
Meanwhile, one of the company’s doctors, Dr Lincoln Saiki, said over 75 million Nigerians are having hypertension while 25 million are on medications concerning it.
He expressed worries over Nigeria’s disposition to their health, adding that most Nigerians live with hypertension and other dangerous diseases which could end their lives.
He, however, implored them to imbibe adequate check-up via Healthlane to stay healthy.
The launching exercise featured testimonies from clients who had subscribed to Healthlane programmes among other things.