BY JENNIFER KUSAPA
A female officer within the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services reiterates that NCDs remain a major threat to health in Solomon Islands.
The officer revealed to this paper yesterday that diabetes, heart attack, stroke and other NCD have been on the rise in this country and continue to be an increasing problem in the society.
“Eating styles of people lead to such disease, in the past you hardly see NCD cases increasing every month but currently if you are going to the National Referral Hospital there are not enough beds to accommodate patients and it is a serious problem,” the officer said.
“People nowadays eat too much than the exercise they do, families or household should eat more during the day and eat less during the evenings.”
The officer said though local foods are hard to get especially people in Honiara try as much to reduce eating rice and oily foods.
She said eating much of local foods and vegetables will avoid being caught up in NCDs and people must be reminded to care about their own health.