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Prevention is better than cure. Researching and treating diseases is too costly so it would be better to invest in preventive measures. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
There exists an opinion that preventative measures are more acceptable than either spending huge sum on the research activities on these ailments or treating diseases. Though there are exceptional situations, I think in most cases, this is an acceptable idea.
Firstly, it is to be accepted that the cost of each research is exorbitant, and some of the researches are even terminated because of this. Another serious problem the health sector faces today is the ever-increasing medical expense. It is common to see that even an established employee suffers economic crises in his life once he is treated in a multi-specialty hospital. Procedures such as transplantation and plastic surgeries cost billions and this is a cause of worry for many.
However, when money is invested in preventive measures, many morbid conditions can be evaded. To be clearer, if investments were made in educating people regarding the causes of diseases, and making them aware of how to stay healthy by means of having proper diet and regular exercise, innumerable disease conditions would disappear. Periodic health check-ups and follow-up instructions regarding the current condition of people would also help them to fight against many common ailments such as diabetes, heart diseases and cancer. Therefore, a person can save a considerable amount of money, which he would have spent if he was affected with any of these.
I need to admit that there should be enough investment in research activities and treatment of diseases because these are vital in fighting unfavorable conditions in cases such as an outbreak of an epidemic, pandemic or any hereditary disorders such as sickle cell anemia.
To conclude, it is clear that though expensive, investing in research and treatment of diseases is crucial in certain situations. However, it is better to invest in preventive measures as it can bring down the morbidity rate of a country substantially.