The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun state, Professor Adewale Musa-Olomu has affirmed that water is medicinal for longevity, hence its importance for regular consumption which aids activities of the kidney
Pen pushing reports that Olomu made this known at a medical outreach organized by the health institution for practising journalists in Ogun State held at Iwe-Iroyin Press Centre, Abeokuta, the state capital.
The medical expert explained that, water help kidney in flushing out what may constitute health hazards, just as he enjoined media practitioners on the need to always check their health status, and always cultivate a healthy lifestyle.
Pen pushing further reports that he explained that water constitutes 70 per cent of benefits for body composition, which always assist in longevity and perfect healthy condition, stressing that water is life in all ramifications
‘Let us cultivate the habit of drinking water regularly, water assists in the functions of the kidney, it helps the kidney to flush out what may turn out and constitute a health hazard to the body. Water is life’, Musa- Olomu emphasized
Pen pushing also reports that he used the occasion in calling on the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency on energy in all medical institutions across the country, pointing out that the rising cost of diesel in the country has continued to hamper the daily running of medical facilities in the country.
The Medical Director said it is regrettable that the high cost of diesel which jumped from N600 to N730 per litre recently is threatening the survival of the medical institutions, adding that Federal Medical Centre (FMC) spends N44million monthly on diesel to power its generators.
“Government needs to declare a state-of-emergency on energy in tertiary institutions if they want us to carry on, it is just very necessary. In FMC, Abeokuta, we use N5million worth of diesel every two weeks comes that to N10million in a month, but suddenly the thing (diesel) jumped to N22million (every two weeks) and comes to N44million in a month. So, how are we going to cope?, he said.
“But, if the Federal government comes to our aid by declaring a state-of-emergency in the energy sector and probably they give us solar panels of about 1,000MW as they have given some other tertiary institutions, it will help us a lot and the charges on the innocent patients will be reduced and people will be ready to access health care”, he added.
Pen pushing reports that Musa-Olomu while speaking on the importance of medical outreach, encouraged journalists, that there is need for them to always check their health status, and as well avoid alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.
“We know from our experience over the years that quite a lot of people can get lost in their professions and forget to take care of themselves, especially journalists. Journalists are always searching for news and with that enthusiasm, they get lost in their profession and forget to check their health that is why we are organising this outreach to call their attention to it, that it is necessary to take the time to check their health”, he added.