Non communicable Disease has resulted in 49 deaths and 393 cases at the NRH since the start of 2020
The Solomon Islands remains free from coronavirus so far, and thankfully so, but one needs to be mindful that Non-communicable Disease (NCD) is also deadly.
Since the start of this year there have been 49 deaths and 393 NCD cases at the National Referral Hospital.
Peter Zoleveke writing in the Islands Sun newspaper yesterday had this to say, quote.
“While the Solomon Islands is in a state of emergency as a pre-emptive measure against Covid-19, the alarming rise of Non-communicable Disease (NCD) has gone unnoticed throughout the first quarter of the year - prompts local medical experts to encourage physical sporting activities while practicing social distancing.
“Senior Consultant Physician, Dr Jones Ghabu in an interview stressed the preventive approach against the common diseases.
“We are encouraging people to be physically active. Being physically active is one of the measures to prevent, control or reverse NCDs,” Dr Ghabu urged.
“According to a recent NRH Medical Ward admission report, there are 393 NCD cases with 49 deaths, since the start of this year.
“The country is having an increasing 95 % number of NCDs at the moment due to two things; lack of adequate physical activities and eating unhealthy food,” Dr Ghabu stressed.
“NCD is reversible adopting a healthy lifestyle.”