Friday, July 3, 2009

‘Don’t take health for granted’ advice

BINTULU: Health is important but people tend to take it for granted and only seek treatment when their sickness has reached a critical stage.

Parkway Health group assistant, vice-president corporate marketing Samuel Tan said this during a public health talk at the Hockien Association hall on Saturday evening.

Tan said it would be hard to recover at the critical stage, so it was advisable for patients to seek early treatment for better chances of recovery.

The talk aimed to make people health-conscious and know about prevention of ailments and their treatment.

Senator Pau Chiong Ung who officiated at the ceremony was disappointed that the community did not think it important enough to attend health talks although organisations and the private sector had spent much money to bring specialist doctors from other countries.

Pau reminded the public to reduce their presence in crowded places especially with Influenza A (H1N1) around.

He urged the people to keep themselves clean since prevention is better than cure.

“All people must take precautions to ensure they and their family are free from illness, particularly the H1N1 virus,” said Pau.

The speakers for the health talk are Dr John Yam Pei Yuen and Dr Leslie Leong Chi Sern from Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore.

Dr Yam, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist talk about ‘What Every Woman Should Know about Cyst and Fibroid’.

Dr Leong, a consultant orthopaedic adult reconstruction surgeon, delivered a talk on ‘Knee and Hip Advances Treatment’.

The talk was jointly organised and sponsored by Chung Hua Association Bintulu, Hockien Association Bintulu and Parkway Health.

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