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Over 100 benefits from The Nation NUJ medical care

 Odugbemi Oluwapelumi and Esther Adetayo


Over 100 persons on Thursday benefited from The Nation Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Health Day activities in conjunction with Kamyk Clinic.

Participants were tested for blood sugar level, blood pressure, cholesterol and eye test.

Speaking during the exercise at The Nation headquarters in Mushin, Lagos State, Chairman, NUJ, The Nation Chapter, Musa Odoshimokhe, said the gesture was to avail NUJ members the opportunity to know their health status and prevent emergencies that could be avoided regarding the health.

“Journalists work late and hard, it is crucial we take good care of ourselves, because by knowing our health status, we would be healthy.

“This gesture has become the tradition based on our campaign welfare programs and we are concerned about our member’s welfare, just as the saying goes that health is wealth. The main target is the editorial staff, management staff who are editorial also benefited,” he said.

Principal Partner, Kamyk Clinic Limited, Dr Monsurat, said the exercise was about wellness and ensuring people stay healthy.

“With this exercise participants have known their health status. Those that did not have any issue are advised to remain healthy and those that have sign of developing any form of health issues are to be aware of it and take ownership of their health, while those that already have one health issue or the other should start taking active treatment and prevent further complications. Those who require medications have been given and those who need further treatment have been referred to enable them get proper evaluation”

She urged all to take ownership of their health, noting that most of the participants are above thirty-five, indicating that they are ageing.

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“My advice is you check your health regularly because most of the health tests we did here are not those that gives you sign.

One of the beneficiaries, David Adejo, said the exercise has enabled him to know his health status.

He said he did all the tests, saying he got to know that his sugar level was getting high.

“I got to know from the test I did that my sugar level is getting high which is not supposed to be. I need to monitor my diet and do much of exercise just like I have been advised by the doctor that attended to me. I was also advised on eye care.”

He expressed gratitude to the organisers of the exercise, noting that Journalists don’t have time to take care of themselves.

“This gesture brought to our office has enabled us to know our health status and remain healthy,” he said.




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