I welcome you to Odoctor.ng. It is a pleasure that you have chosen us. Thank you.
From the experiences I have had in the clinics, wards, and operation theatres, I have observed with dismay,that so many deaths could have been prevented if the right thing was done at the right time. Unbelievably, the right thing is usually easier, faster, cheaper, effortless and of course life-saving. Regrettably, people out of sheer ignorance or deceptive knowledge almost always choose the harder, slower, costlier, effortful, and of course life-shortening pathway when it comes to caring for their health. No wonder Hosea lamented…
My people perish, because they lack knowledge
What is the Problem?
Majority of the people do not know much about their health
There is a lack of knowledge about most diseases that affect us
Some knowledge about our health and diseases are unfounded and false, and these ideas are held with so much belief that it now looks as if it is difficult to correct.
A lot of Nigerians do not go to hospital when they fall sick. They treat themselves.
Many Nigerians buy drugs without the doctors prescription
So many risk factors and predisposing factors of so many diseases are not well established in the minds of the people
Our people are yet to understand how to take serious care of their health
A lot of persons still indulge in practices that are very unhealthy out of ignorance
There are so many deaths in Nigeria that are simply due to ignorance. The people do not know, and hence they could not help themselves
The problems are much. we cannot continue to mention them. But the problem that led to the establishment of this website is to bridge the gap between Nigerians and their health. We are here to educate you, to demonstrate best health lifestyles to you. We are here simply because we want you healthy.
To educate Nigerians and other countries about their health and diseases. This we will do starting with women and children
To raise hospital consciousness among Nigerians
To help people understand the consequences of buying drugs on their own. It is deadly.
To demonstrate best health practices for the people to practise.
To teach you how to live healthy by adapting preventive approaches to diseases.
To help Nigerians understand how serious some diseases are and help them prevent them.
To contribute my quota in seeing that so many preventable deaths are really prevented. There is nothing as heartbreaking as seeing a patient die due to something that could have been prevented even without money; but you see them die due to lack of money to cure.
I urge you to help me achieve these missions.
This is already obvious. I strongly cannot wait to see Nigerians have the consciousness of “health is wealth”in their lives. I simply want to see patients not die from diseases that can be prevented.
Clarity of purpose
We try our possible means to avoid ambiguous medical jargons that are unfruitful to our readers. Hence it is pertinent to announce to you that ODoctor.Ng is meant mostly for non medical professionals. Hence, all our posts are presented in simplicity of terms and devotion to understanding.