Public money should be spent on promoting healthy life style rather than treating illnesses. Do you agree or disagree?
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The saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ remains true today as it yesterday, health in my opinion is one of the top priority subject in any governments agenda, probably due to the fact that a healthy population will be more productive thus in turn will benefit a nation as a whole. In this essay, I will explain some of the reasons why we should put more emphasis on promoting prevention life style rather than treating illness.
An old Chinese proverb states that if you teach a man how to fish, you will feed him for a life time. The same concept should apply to health, it is in my opinion that health is expensive and that governments are pouring unnecessary huge sums of money every year to combat and treat illnesses. However, if we were to draw our attention and focus more on prevention, I personally think it will save a lot of money in the long run.
Another point to consider is sustainability, if health sectors only concentrate on treating illness, for sure it will elapse again regardless of their countless effort and money spent into their treatment intervention programs. The reasons behind, in my opinion, it is simply because the people are not equipped with the knowledge of the disease thus they are bound they bounce back again with the same old medical condition. Consequently, this will constantly drain more loads on the budget and it will probably repeat itself.
Prevention is better than cure is the motto and concept that any health sector should adopt, to spend lots of money in prevention program will be cost effective and will ease government spending in the long run.