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Hypertensive workers stifle Nigeria service delivery

18 April 2016, 21:12

Abuja - The Federal Government has called on civil servants to ensure regular and complete checkups of their health in order to enhance service delivery.

Head of the Civil Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has made the call in Abuja while officially opening a week-long free medical check-up for local civil servants in the country.

She said most of the reported cases of collapse of some workers either on their way to their respective offices or during office hours could be attributed to lack of proper medical checkups by workers to determine their health status.

Oyo- Ita thus advised workers to always create time out of their busy schedules to ensure that they have a thorough medical check-up of their health.

This comes in the wake of recent times when there are reported cases all over the world of an increase in hypertension among the adult population, and other related contagious diseases that can be devastating if not dictated at the earlier stage for possible and proper medical attention.

She assured of government’s determination of ensuring a healthy workforce, which would be committed to providing effective, efficient and prompt services to Nigerians.

“The free medical check-up will be a regular one,” said Oyo- Ita.

Reports indicate about 35 percent of Nigerian adults are hypertensive.

- CAJ News

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