Ikuomola tasks health Managers on quality delivery
By Kemi Olatunde
Managers of health facilities in the state should legitimately give query to any member of staff obstructing qualitative service delivery in facilities across the state.’
This was the order given by the Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Hospitals Management Board (HMB), Dr. Niran Ikuomola during a meeting of the board with hospital managers in Akure.
Speaking extensively, he explained that according to the recently launched Public Service Reform Initiative of the state government, patients must enjoy quality services which they can be proud of through the improvement of care.
He described service assessment as the only way to evaluate service rendered in facilities through availability of adequate data and called for improvement on poor data management in the facilities.
He revealed that the board will soon put in place a quality assurance committee in each facility to facilitate continuous improvement on qualitative health care delivery in the state.
This according to him will go a long way in measuring the performance of facilities in the state.
Ikuomola who called on facilities to reposition themselves for the Abiyamo Maternal and Child Health Insurance Scheme which has kicked off in seven facilities in the state, stated that they will soon begin to serve as referral centres for Primary Health Care centres.
Sensitising the gathering on nursing audit, Director, Nursing Services, HMB, Mrs Yetunde Olawale noted that it aimed at quality assurance and assessment and described it as the assessment of the quality of clinical nursing saying “it aims to highlight the invariably effective outcome of care.”
However, she stressed the importance of rendering quality care to patients and charged facilities to put their best in nursing audit in order to obtain quality.
In her review of facilities’ data in quarter three, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, HMB, Dr(Mrs) Ronke Fagbemi commended General Hospital Okitipupa for coming first in OPD attendance and called on facilities to do more in 2020 in order to attract patients to the facilities.
While reviewing anti natal clinic attendance and deliveries, she stressed the need for facilities to do the needful in ensuring that children are kept alive.