NUJ Health Week: Go For Medical Check-up Always – Dr. Nwachukwu Tells Journalist

NUJ Health Week

…These days that sudden death happens, we should be careful about our health.

By: IFEANYI Okonkwo

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate of House of Representatives for Oyi/Ayamelum federal constituency in 2023 general elections, Dr. Amaechi Nwachukwu has urged journalist to go for medical check-up always.

Dr. Nwachukwu who is the the Medical Director of Princeton Specialist Hospital and Orthopaedic Center, Awka while speaking at the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) Anambra State Council 2022 health week lecture series/free medical on Wednesday urged media practitioners to live a balanced life through taking there health serious.

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Dr. Nwachukwu, a renowned surgeon and a fellow of West African College of Surgeons and Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, noted that the proposed health week is timely and crucial especially the period that people are faced with pressures emanating from hardships and sufferings.

In his words, “Often time I hear people say since I was born, I have never visited a hospital. Those persons making such statements are time bomb waiting to happen. These days that sudden death happens, we should be careful about our health.

“Many people move around with explosive hypertension. We need to go for regular check-up for blood sugar and blood pressure and also rest properly.

“There have been records of underserved or avoidable deaths and these can be minimized through constant health check-up

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