By Kemi Olatunde
In order to ensure services rendered in public health facilities are in compliance with laid down health standard, Ondo State Government has began monitoring of facilities.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Banji Awolowo Ajaka who led the team at the General Hospital in Idanre, Idanre Local Government Area of the state, said the monitoring was not to find fault within any hospital but rather to identify their challenges so as to proffer solutions to them.
The commissioner explained that the team would also monitor the services given to the people in the various hospitals in the state.
In a meeting with the staff of the hospital, Ajaka enjoined the team to be dedicated to their duties and be ready to make sacrifices for the health sector, stating that government has concluded plans to recruit more staff to fill the gap created by those who have left the country.
He appreciated the staff of the hospital for the great work they put into managing the health of the people while also charging them to improve on the lapses discovered by the visiting team.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of health, Pharm (Mrs) Folukemi Aladenola said the exercise would continue, advising staff at all health facilities in the state to carry out their operations in accordance with standards set to ensure that the residents enjoy qualitative and accessible healthcare delivery.
She also charged all hospitals in the state to increase their internally generated revenue for effective operation, adding that they should put in place transparency and accountability in ploughing back the fund.
While conducting the team round the facility, Chief Medical Director, Dr Kayode Omisogbon spoke on their challenges while also appreciating the government, the community and donors for supporting the hospital.