The Chief Executive Officer of New Life Homeopathic Clinic, Dr. Mark Agyei has cautioned Ghanaians against the consumption of drugs without appropriate recommendation from certified doctors.
According to him, the issue of self-medication among the youth was not only destroying lives but leading to the untimely death of many.
While the campaign against self-medication has been ongoing for years, several studies show that the prevalence of self-medication among adults in Africa is in ascendancy.
This, Dr. Mark Agyei blamed on people patronizing medication based on suggestions from friends and family members.
“There are side effect of many drugs people take when they are not well but because they are not aware of these consequences it turns to have dangerous effects on them.
“Incorrect self-diagnosis may worsen the health condition of patients instead of providing relief.
“My advice is that patients should try to reach doctors to get proper medical advice. There may not be any adverse impact with the usage of regular medicines for patients in stage-1 but self-medication is dangerous for the patients in the second and third stages,” he said.
Dr. Mark Agyei who established the New Life Homeopathy Clinic some 9 nine ago added that he has extended the service of homoeopathy treatment to the people of Takoradi in the Western Region by opening a second branch.
This will add up to the centre’s headquarters in Dansoman in Accra and the first branch in Kumasi.
Speaking to the media at the opening ceremony, Dr. Mark Agyei said that his desire to open a new branch in Takoradi was to enable him reach out to people with acute and chronic diseases like stroke, infertility, prostate disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
The award wining entrepreneur added that it is the mission of the management of the New Life Homeopathic Clinic to establish branches throughout the country to find solutions to the health challenges Ghanaians are facing.
The Takoradi branch of New Life Homeopathic Clinic just like the headquarters can boost of an ultramodern laboratory, physiotherapy unit, ultrasound scan machine, OPD, consulting rooms, conference room, a wards for male and female patients and dispensary, as well other units.
The new branch of New Life Homeopathic Clinic is located at the Airport Ridge behind the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Takoradi.