A Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital(UITH), Ilorin, Kwara State, Dr. Kike Adesina, has expressed concern over the obsolete situation of cancer equipments in the nation’s tertiary health institutions.
She said such development has continued to hinder the commitment of medical personnel at the hospitals to wage war against the deadly disease.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin recently, Dr. Adesina advised the federal government to rise up to the situation so as to reduce the spread of cancer by providing new equipment needed for diagnosis and treatment.
She also stressed the need for proper maintenance of equipment in the tertiary health institutions.
She said that, “the cancer equipment had been over used and cannot perform as expected and this hinders the commitment to wage war against the deadly disease.”
She emphasised the need for government to invest more in Radiotherapy facilities so as to assist the hospital to meet its desire results.
Adesina added that, cancer preventive measures are available and affordable, calling for better management of the disease especially through proper screening and investigation to detect it at early stage.
She called on wealthy individuals to provide financial assistance and foreign aide links to Non- Governmental Organisations in the country that are specialised in the campaign and treatment of cancer, such as LEAH Charity Foundation and Well Being Foundation to reduce the contact of the disease.
Adesina also cautioned people against obesity, consumption of unhealthy food and abnormalities in genetic factor that concerned with development.
According to her, both female and male can contact cancer, saying that the disease has no age barrier, but called for proper health management and medical screening always to avoid the disease.
The Gynaecologist urged pregnant women to register for antenatal care to plan for supervised delivery in a facility where there are attendants that could take delivery.