By Kemi Olatunde
Staff of the Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities across Ondo State have been advised to make their facilities attractive to clients .
The Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Francis Akanbiemu stated this at the July, 2022 edition of the monthly PHC integrated meeting.
Akanbiemu who was represented by Director, Planning, Research and Statistics of the Agency, Dr Yetunde Olagbuji said it is high time staff of Primary Health Care facilities shared best practices based research evidence, in line with their LGA social context and display friendly attitudes toward clients that would make their facilities attractive to the people in the community.
Dr Akanbiemu told local government Medical Officers of Health (MOH) to redistribute the staff where necessary to ensure even distribution of personnels across health facilities and give every part of the state equal access to the health services at the grassroots.
He also advised them integrated their approach in their dealing with contemporary issues and challenges, noting that it is not everything that requires financial solutions but innovations and ingenuities that can bring relief and succour to the people.
Coordinator, World Health Organization (WHO) in the State, Dr Dele Davis admonished the Primary Health Care Coordinators to decentralize their health facilities supervision to smaller zones or wards and clusters to ensure cost efficiency and increased coverage as well as strengthen the system.
According to him, health workers should work as a team to handle health issues at their various locations in order to bring out the best results the state is known for.
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