BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC:
Health Minister Donville Inniss has told Barbadians they should put health care ahead of their mobile phones, going to a bar or even going overseas on vacation.
He says Barbadians are also not doing enough in terms of early diagnosis, care and treatment of major illnesses, especially non-communicable diseases (NCD).
Addressing students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) at the start of their fourth annual health day, fair and HIV Food Bank drive, Inniss reminded Barbadians that health responsibility lies with them..
“Start treating your health as a priority. Put your health ahead of your cell phone, liming in the bar, going overseas on vacation, buying a new car or simply doing nothing.
Do not pass the buck. Do not put off till tomorrow that which you can do today. It may save your life,” he said.