Embrace data system, healthcare providers tasked
By Kemi Olatunde
Health care providers in Ondo State have been advised to embrace good data quality so as to guarantee an improved service delivery.
An official of UNICEF in Akure and Public Health specialist, Dr. Adebola Hassan gave the advice while speaking with The Hope during the fourth quarter 2018 Health Data Consultative Committee (HDCC) meeting in Akure.
According to her, accurate data enables health care providers identify necessary gaps affecting service delivery.
She noted that effective service delivery can be guaranteed if health care providers improve the quality of data they generate.
She said; “more than ensuring that their data is of good quality, they should use the data for action, ensure they interpret it and use it to address gaps identied so that it can translates to good service delivery.”
Describing good data as a panacea for effective planning and monitoring, she hinted that the event aimed at improving the state’s health management information system through recognition of performance.
At the event, no fewer than four health care providers bagged various awards with gift items.
In the private health facility category, Ogunsusi hospital, Ile Oluji bagged the best performing primary health facility award, while Opeyemi hospital came second in the category.
In the secondary health care category, Nigerian Police Hospital, Akure came first while General hospital, Iju Itaogbolu came second.
Akoko North West Local Government Area came first in the Primary Health Care category, while Ile Oluji/Oke Igbo came second in this category.
One of the awardees, Dr. Tunde Ogunsusi whose health facility came first in the private health facility category urged health care providers to keep accurate data and added that the award will spur him to be more committed and consistent at work saying “there is no relenting and we will continue to keep the temple.”
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