The pressure on the health system in Ghana can be reduced drastically if Ghanaians change their attitude especially in waste management, Robert Cudjoe, Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Health, has said.
According to him, most of the sicknesses and diseases that are sent to the hospitals especially, the Korle Bu teaching hospital are self-inflicted.
He was of the opinion that although the health system in Ghana needs improvement, Ghanaians must also desist from engaging in attitudes such as littering the environment.
He told Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM Thursday July 12 that : “There are a lot of factors that are affecting the health sector in Ghana.
“I must admit that the health system in Ghana needs improvement however, Ghanaians must also change their attitude in order to reduce the burden on the hospitals in Ghana.
“Some of the sicknesses are self-inflicted and if we can change our attitude we will not be affected. For example, if we change our attitude toward the environment or sanitation we will reduce the number of sicknesses we contract.”
He added: “Population growth is also piling up pressure on the hospitals and so we need to take our family planning seriously.”