As part of its efforts of promoting good health among the staff of companies in the corporate sector, Health Concerned Ghana, has launched an initiative dubbed :Corporate Health and “My Health Day”.
In her inaugural address, the Executive Director of Health Concern Ghana , Mrs. Mary Aboagye , hinted that the corporate sector represents a significant proportion of the economy.
It is a subset of the domestic economy, excluding the economic activities of general government , private households , and non-governmental organizations serving individuals.
“It is therefore important that the health needs of people in this sector are catered for. Health Concern Ghana acknowledges that personnel in the corporate sector have peculiar health needs that require particular attention in order to ensure optimum health and maximize productivity”, she emphasized.
According to Mrs. Aboagye, the current trend of the increase in non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure , diabetes among Ghanaians at the workplace is extremely alarming and requires urgent attention .
Research shows that there is about 25% lower sick leave , health plans ,worker compensation and disability insurance costs among companies that had wellness programs.
“With our highly qualified and professional team of health professionals , Health Concern Ghana is ready to effectively provide several health -related services specifically tailored for for all types of corporate environments .
For instance: Health Education, Health Screening , Accessible and practical programs, Health Conscious Work Environment and Counselling and support systems”, she explained.
She has therefore encouraged corporate bodies to endeavour to maintain a healthy lifestyle since prevention is more more cost effective than curative care. Adding that, they should embrace the initiative in order to improve the general wellbeing of the corporate Ghana.
By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/NewsGhana.com.Gh