Whereas doctor’s visits are encouraged, medical officers advise that preventive measures and natural remedies be adopted to minimise the impact of excessive medication on the human body.
This was among some of the submissions made during the IAA Healthcare meeting breakfast with Human Resource practitioners at Kampala Sheraton Hotel recently.
“Research has proven that natural remedies have less or no side effects, yet there are very efficient in treatment,” said Herbert Mukoza, IAA General Manager.
“Other interventions like frequent exercise improve blood circulation and prevent conditions and diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension.”
Held under the theme, ‘The Impact of claims on productivity and budget,” the meeting aimed at addressing challenges of claims and impact on productivity with specific focus on the employer, individuals, insurers and the economy.
The medical insurance industry grapples with surging numbers of claims.
Statistics reveal that most of the claims arise from preventable conditions.
IAAR organizes annual HRM breakfast dialogues to discuss developments and trends affecting health insurance sector.
Officials say feedback is then fed into reforms for improved service provision while policy issues are submitted to the insurance regulatory authority.
Guests were this year treated to a special wellness session by Dr Arthur Sessanga, director of Clinical Services at International Medical Centre (IMC).