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Women told to focus on health

Luisa Qiolevu
Friday, March 09, 2018

MEMBERS of the Labasa Women's Forum were yesterday encouraged to take ownership of their health.

While addressing women during the International Women's Day celebration at the Civic Centre in Labasa yesterday, Kidney Foundation of Fiji's neurologist Dr Amrish Krishnan said women were the backbone of their family and they must first take ownership of their health in order for them to live a healthy life.

"Most of the time we take things for granted and we tend to ignore the health centres and hospitals and we lack to understand that our life depends on how serious we are about our health," he said.

Dr Krishnan said every woman, young and old must take ownership of their health.

"You don't have to be sick to go and visit the doctors," he said.

"Whenever you feel that you should visit the doctors to make sure you are healthy, you have to go and don't wait to get sick and then you go to the hospital."

Dr Krishnan said the hospital and doctors were there to advise you on your health status.

"It is better to get a thorough check-up before it's too late," he said.

"Always be careful of the food you cook for your family and always prepare healthy meal in order to raise and maintain a healthy living at your homes."

More than 200 women from all around Labasa were present at the event.

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