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NCDs are top killers

Shayal Devi
Sunday, April 13, 2014

EIGHTY per cent of all deaths in Fiji are linked to non-communicable diseases.

Minister for Health Dr Neil Sharma told participants of the Fiji National Hindu Forum in Nadi yesterday NCDs were now major killers and very prevalent in Fijian communities.

"This possibly can be assisted to redress if we advocate our vegan lifestyle approaches of Hinduism," he said.

"The sanctity of lifestyles in exercise, massage, yoga, meditation and belief systems in abstinence of alcohol and yaqona and in the oneness of mankind may possibly assist in addressing some of the inequities in health status of Fiji."

He said many iTaukei and Fijians of Indian descent were indulged in yaqona drinking on a regular basis.

"The recent dengue outbreak rattled the healthcare system and was a wake-up call as we must take health more seriously.

"Collectively, society must also work with our healthcare teams and stop the blame game which is becoming rampant as we close into elections," Dr Sharma said.








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