Present a written argument or case to an educated reader with no specialist knowledge of the following topic. “Prevention is better than cure.” Out of a country’s health budget, a large proportion should be diverted from treatment to spending on health education and preventative measures. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? You should write at least 250 words.




Although prevention is better than cure but still diverting a large proportion of budget related to treatment to education and preventative measures will not give the desired results because some diseases are seasonal which are very less likely to be prevented. Also, Health education will less likely cause children to take preventative measures in terms of diseases.
Seasonal disease such as influenza is very common in Pakistan before the weather change from warm to cold. Despite the fact, number of preventative measures are taken such as wearing warm clothes and usage of herbal tea most of the people suffer from this influenza and end up going to doctor for medication. Hence, if lesser funds are kept for treatment then it could have adverse effect on the people suffering from it and even cause a risk to life.
Although adults do take preventative measures and are able to prevent diseases to greater extent, children are not able to do the same. It is very difficult for parents to counsel children in terms of prevention of diseases, so the health education will be of very less use for them. That is the reason, health care for children must be well equipped and sufficiently funded because in cause of emergency related to children parents have to rush to the nearest hospital.
Thus, I believe, nevertheless health education and preventative measures are very crucial to be communicated, reducing budget for treatment is not a good idea. The health budget should be sufficient enough to cater the urgent needs of country’s citizen but taking a decision to divert funds from treatment to health education will deteriorate the healthcare system resulting in increased fatalities.


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