I am in no way suggesting that you take a break from your phone even though it is a good idea to do that sometimes.
This year has taken off in a way that can only be described as “fast and furious” but certainly in a good way. It is my prayer that we all have a fabulous 2022 as we bask in great health while we create wealth.
The information on I.C.E. has been used in some countries and has worked perfectly. We can do the same once we raise awareness and I believe we will all be better off.
This is the sixth time in a period of seven years that I am bringing this up. I consider it EXTREMELY important.
The good news is that one is likely to find a cell phone even in places where you least expect to. Do not hold off, make the necessary change as soon as you read this piece. I did but it is useless if others are not aware, especially the emergency services and you.
As we all discuss how to improve our health system especially a none-existent emergency system, we should be popularizing “ICE” in addition to the many other things required.
ICE at least one contact
How often do we find people in emergency situations with their phones and contacts yet everyone we call is not in a position to help?
Things have now become even more complicated with many of us “protecting” our phones with passwords. Maybe the tech savvy ones can discuss how we can bypass passwords once we type “ice”. Do we need these passwords?
I.C.E. stands for IN CASE OF EMERGENCY!!! I am in no way suggesting that you freeze your phone.
Let us make life easy and just put it as ice; no punctuation, no capitals, no spacing just to make sure we are all on the same page.
Put ice in-front of a contact or contacts you will want people to reach on your behalf in an emergency. So you could have “ice kojo essel” and key in phone number.
I recommend “icing” three (3) contacts and PLEASE let them know you have used them for that purpose. Make them aware of some basic information about you such disease, hospital or at least where to get the necessary information. Choose reliable people who will do everything possible to assist you.
ICE vital information
You can even make life easier for those who have to assist you in an emergency by icing your diseases, allergies etc.
o Ice hptn, dm (this could mean you have hypertension and diabetes)
o Ice allergy drug A (means you are allergic to that medicine)
For now let us all perfect the ice contact bit and then we can develop the other aspects. I hope the Red Cross, NADMO and other relevant agencies are reading. I am aware many people have smart phones and can keep loads of information but remember that the person who may come to your aid may not be phone savvy or may not even have the time to unravel the mystery of your phone. Make your cell phone even more useful. GO AHEAD AND ICE AT LEAST ONE (1) CONTACT TODAY.
AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, ENSURE HYGIENE, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/ Mobissel
*Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel is a Medical Doctor holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in Exercise Therapy, Fitness Nutrition and Corrective Exercise