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Water is medicinal for longevity, says medical director

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 aid activities of the kidney

Penpushing reports that, Olomu made this known at a medical outreach organized by the health institution for practicing 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 need to always check their health status, and always cultivate a healthy life style.

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Penpushing further reports that, he explained that water constitute 70 percent of benefits for body composition, which always assist in longetivity and perfect healthy condition, stressing that water is life in all ramifications

‘Let us cultivate the habit of drinking water regularly, water assist in the functions of kidney, it helps kidney to flush out what may turn out  and constitute health hazard to the body. Water is life’, Musa- Olomu emphasized

Penpushing 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 that comes that to N10million in a month, but suddenly the thing (diesel) jumped to N22million (every two weeks) and come 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.

Penpushing reports that, Musa-Olomu while speaking on the importance of the 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 and that is why we are organising this outreach to call their attention to it, that it is necessary that to take time check their heath”, he added.

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