Economic Policies Fueling Surge in Heart Diseases,Cardiologist Warns 

Dr. Eze Nwafor, a prominent cardiologist from the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), has sounded the alarm on the escalating prevalence of heart-related ailments, attributing them to the nation’s economic challenges.

The expert stated this  at a  special medical outreach to mark International Heart  Day, Dr. Nwafor emphasized that economic policies, particularly the devaluation of the naira, have exacerbated the production and importation costs of vital heart disease medications.

Expressing deep concern over the mounting cases of heart diseases, Dr. Nwafor pointed to the crippling financial burden on families due to the exorbitant expenses associated with treating these conditions. 

He underscored how the economic realities in the country are straining households, making it increasingly challenging for patients with cardiovascular issues to access proper medical care. 

Dr. Nwafor highlighted the ripple effect, where parents are burdened with school fees, food, and transportation costs, leaving limited resources for essential healthcare, ultimately driving individuals toward alternative

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