Nyaho Medical Centre has opened an in-house medical facility known as the DNA Fit aimed at providing preventive medical care to clients.
The DNA Fit technology is expected to provide clients with concise medical guidelines and healthcare on healthy lifestyles according to one’s genetic system, using.
The DNA Fit is a UK-based health technology that gives clients, health and diet guidelines essential for their well-being based on analysing their DNA.
In partnership health institutions from Hong Kong and Canada, the facility, ‘Health Hub’ will also provide assistance on testing DNA Fit by collecting and transporting some samples of particles from the clients’ mouth to these institutions.
in an interview with thebftonline.com, the Managing Director of the Nyaho Medical Centre, Dr Elikem Tamaklo, explained that results from the DNA Fit, which show the genetic profile of the client, would determine what foods a person should take and the activities a person should indulge in to stay fit and healthy.
He narrated that: ““I did it and was told if I take in carbohydrate, I will gain weight and if I take in cholesterol, I will not gain weight because I have enzymes that are capable of breaking down cholesterol. I also found out caffeine isn’t bad for me, however, it increases blood pressure and heart beat in some people.
Touching on pricing, Dr. Tamakloe revealed that the cost involved in testing for one’s DNA Fit and other services that are associated with it is estimated between $250 and $270.
He was however quick to add that the centre is working together with telecos and financial institutions to give clients who are unable to pay instantly to spread their payment within 12 months, as they want many people to access and benefit from their services.
On her part, Human Resource Director of the centre Nana Pokua Appafram, insisted that making simple changes to one’s lifestyle could make a big difference in their lives.
She added that empowering people to take active roles in their health could significantly help to reduce healthcare cost.
She explained that the hub would give clients reasons to live in particular ways when it comes to what they engage in and what they do with their bodies in order to live longer as they follow experts’ advice.