The Ghana Non-Communicable Disease Alliance is advising the citizenry not to lose sight of the fact that even in the wake of Covid-19, equal attention must be given to the treatment/management of the Non-Communicable Diseases (Cancers, Hypertension, Stroke, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease, Mental Health Disease, etc.).
The Chairperson of the Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (GNCDA), Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai urged all and sundry to be mindful of the fact that Persons living with the Non-Communicable Diseases must not relent in their efforts in adhering to their treatment schedules given to them by their various health practitioners as it is the surest way of living longer., and prevent complications.
The GNCDA has also added its voice to all other health experts who have been dealing with Covid-19 and have suggested that those with weak immune systems stand the greater risk of battling the novel Covid-19; but a stronger immune system will be an advantage in these times. Furthermore, the WHO has also opined that those with other health challenges or with co-morbidities stand a higher risk compared to those who have no known previous health issues.
It is on this backdrop that GNCDA is reminding the citizenry with Non-Communicable health conditions such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancers, stroke among others to adhere religiously to taking their medications.
The Alliance said it is important to note that Covid-19 came to meet all the other ailments and may vanish while the others still would exist.
It said, sticking to prescriptions is the surest way of living life without being killed by a disease that could otherwise have been managed.
GNCDA congratulates all frontline health workers and all those involved in fighting COVID-19 and while congratulating them on their dent of hard work so far, it also used the opportunity to remind all Ghanaians to pay attention to all other NCDs even in difficult times.
The GNCDA says with co-operation from all relevant stakeholders, Ghana shall survive these seemingly turbulent times.