Nigerians have been alerted on the need to be wary of being victims of hypertension ailment, following indications that most of the people living with the ailment were unaware of it, hence the need to consciously live a healthy lifestyle rather than leave everything in the hands of doctors and pharmacists.
Mr. Andre Van Gils, President and Chief Executive Officer, Omron Healthcare Europe B.V, has said that the indifference of many Nigerians to their health has increased the number of people living with hypertension in the country.
Gils said in a statement on Friday that there were many healthcare issues that needed to be addressed in the country, and that his company had entered into partnership with a Nigerian company, New Heights Pharma, to address some of them.
He said, “Currently, the prevailing rate of sudden death in the country is increasing, and based on available reports, this is largely due to poor awareness and personal health management.
“In Nigeria, it takes hours to see a doctor, and we know that one in every three Nigerian adults is hypertensive but many people are not aware of this. So, there is need for health awareness. And that is why we have also made our products affordable so we can help people to improve their health.”
By Patrick Aigbokhan