Medical practitioner tasks parents to be conscious of children’s hygiene

A medical expert, Dr Yinka David of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has advised parents to be conscious of their children’s hygiene and dispose dirty water in their surroundings.

David, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin, further urged them to be watchful of the kind of food they fed their children with.

He said that some parents, due to environmental conditions, especially in rural areas, gave contaminated water and food to their children without considering the health implications.

According to him, contaminated waters may lead to illnesses such as nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, which can also lead to death, if not properly managed.

“Parents should care more about the hygiene of their children. Do not just feed them with anything available, to survive.

“There is an extent that children’s internal system can store infected foods and water, as it may cause severe health challenges.

“Parents must take caution and avoid being careless about their children’s health,” David said.

The medical practitioner also called on parents to ensure proper treatment of water to be used for their children, by applying disinfectants.

David advised government at all levels, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, to organise enlightenment seminar for parents, on the need for a healthy and clean water for their children’s consumption.


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