PETALING JAYA: To assist the federal government’s newly launched 10-year Agenda Nasional Malaysia Sihat (ANMS), Malaysians can begin by adopting a wholesome life-style straight away, say well being professionals, as they elevate the alarm on the nation’s low stage of private well being consciousness.
Medical Practitioners Coalition Affiliation of Malaysia president Dr Raj Kumar Maharajah stated the typical Malaysian can begin to assist the ANMS by taking management of their very own well being.
“For thus lengthy, Malaysians have laid the duty of their well being on the federal government and well being professionals. It’s time they begin consuming proper, exercising and doing common screenings.
“They’ll additionally obtain apps on their good telephones to observe their health and very important indicators,” he stated.
As Covid-19 is right here to remain, Dr Raj Kumar stated Malaysians must maintain wholesome and their immunity, in addition to health, on the highest stage in order that when the following pandemic hits, they’ll be capable to stand up to it and never find yourself hospitalised.
Malaysian Society for Occupational Security and Well being (MSOSH) president Dr Shawaludin Husin stated the ANMS shouldn’t be solely a related long-term initiative to assist Malaysians deal with the endemic part of Covid-19, but in addition to lift well being consciousness and literacy.
Dr Shawaludin stated for the ANMS initiative to succeed, the federal government should transfer apace with the individuals and maximise the usage of new media that would successfully domesticate well being literacy and promote wholesome residing.
“Platforms resembling social media and medium resembling visible pictures, movies and infographics ought to be used so that individuals will be capable to perceive and digest well being literacy simply,” he stated.
Dr Shawaludin stated with a long-term initiative such because the ANMS, it’s hoped that Malaysians might be extra aware of well being and transfer along with the federal government to construct a wholesome nation.
Well being director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah additionally urged Malaysians to steer a more healthy life-style by consuming much less sugar as diabetes and the “sugar tradition” within the nation have turn out to be a norm.He stated diabetes is among the many main issues in Malaysia as one in 5 adults within the nation suffers from diabetes with the danger of great issues.
Dr Noor Hisham stated in accordance with the Nationwide Well being and Morbidity Survey 2019, the prevalence of diabetes amongst Malaysian adults aged 18 and above rose from 11.2% in 2011 to 13.4% in 2015 whereas in 2019, it stood at 18.3% or 3.9 million of the grownup inhabitants.
“With different issues resembling hypertension and coronary heart assault, it’s a ‘recipe’ that creates a illness that’s presently the primary killer in Malaysia,” he stated through the digital World Diabetes Day 2021 Discussion board yesterday.