The graph above shows that many employees utilise calcium channel blocker medication to treat high blood pressure(HBP), gout, and cholesterol, which doesn’t come as a surprise given as Malaysia has the highest prevalence of obesity according to the World Population Review in 2019
in South-East Asia.
In a case study with SATO International Electronics Manufacturing, a global leader in manufacturing print and labels, their employees have suffered from comorbidities (multiple health conditions) such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
This impacted their overall productivity, as there was an increase in medical utilisation as well as medical certificates. HMS CS team reached out to SATO for a customisable wellness program by analysing the employee's medical history and developed an intervention program aimed at reducing Blood Pressure readings of their employees through coaching from experts such as fitness trainers, dietitians and psychologists.
• Number of people who lost weight: 67%
• Number of people with dropped in BP: 70%
• Engagement rate: 91%
The results showed were well received by the top management of SATO and employees respectively. This is due to the tailored program to their needs alongside working with our vast network of healthcare professionals. The engagement rate was high thanks to the collaborative effort of both the HR team of SATO as well as the employees alongside our program manager.
Overall, SATO saw an improvement in their workforce health as there was a lower number of tickets in medical utilisation and a reduction in the medical certificate issued.
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which can cost a company to lose up to RM2.7 Million!