Medication Is Not Death Sentence – Expert

  • By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti

Medication has been described as an important method to manage health challenges which does not necessarily translate to death sentence.

This statement was handed down to the members of Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Temidire Center, Falana Area, Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital and other participants by a medical Doctor, Austin Ibikunle during a health lecture titled: “Communicable And Non-Communicable Diseases: Prevention And Course of Management”.

Dr Ibikunle emphasized that diseases mostly nowadays do persist due to uncaring attitude of people .


According to him, “In those days, diseases are managed due to what we eat and there was less stress.”

Dr Austin Ibikunle during the health lecture.

The consultant attested that communicable diseases are transmission of infection or foreign things from one person to another or animal to others like cholera, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, malaria etc with symptoms like high temperature in the body.

The medical practitioner asserted that noncommunicable diseases are majorly aged related issues like hypertension, diabetes which can lead to amputation if not urgently attended to.

Ibikunle asserted: ‘Diabetes, if not managed properly can lead to amputation, blindless, stroke etc.and hypertension has two ranges but the only one which we normally advise is a medical test conducted early in the morning when such a patient has not eaten’.

He however advised that our food must be prepared in an hygienic environment and we should also watch our hands regularly in order to prevent germs.

The consultant further advised that the use of sanitizer is very important and there should be restraint from sharing materials.

He strongly advised that we should constantly and regularly use our medication as prescribed by health practitioners.

Questions were asked on various health challenges which he responded by urging the participants to continuously eat fresh vegetables and fruits and embark on excercise as panacea for the health challenges. The health program is part of the program embarked upon by the Church as part of activities for the 21st years anniversary of the Church.

It would be recalled that the chairman of the 21st years anniversary and the launching of Seventy five million naira for the completion of the ongoing church project, Elder Joseph Gani Salau had earlier last week made a press statement highlighting the week long of action to have included a three day revival program that started on Monday, 6th of November and ended yesterday Wednesday while the grand finale would be on Saturday,11/11 which the Senate Leader, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Distinguish Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, CON as the chief launcher together with other dignitaries.

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