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‘Ondo hospitals get equi

By Kemi Olatunde
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Determined to ensure compliance with best global practices in health care delivery, Ondo State Hospitals Management Board(HMB), has distributed some medical equipment to the secondary health care facilities in the state.

The equipment  distributed during the closing ceremony of training of life saving skills doctors in the state’s secondary health facilities included: Nebulisers, Pulse Oximeters and Ambu bags.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro while speaking at the event, noted that it is important that doctors have the necessary skills in handling emergencies saying “as doctors, we need both the brain and skills especially in emergencies where deaths could occur and that is why you can’t underestimate the essence of training so as to be abreast of global happenings.

While assuring that the training will help the state to have an improved health system, Adegbenro expressed appreciation to the sponsor, Saving One Million Lives (SOML) for its numerous support for the health sector noting that the state recently got an award in line with their operation in the state.

His words: “Recently in Abuja  under SOML, Ondo State got an award. Ondo State was the only state in the south to get an award and this is the reason we have been scaling up our facilities.”

He commended HMB for giving out the equipment to participants, saying “it is a good development.”

Speaking earlier, Permanent Secretary, HMB,  Dr. Niran Ikuomola explained that the training was organised to ensure that doctors give the best medical care to patients during emergencies.

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 In the communique issued by the three batches of participants, they called for the availability of equipment needed to practice the acquired skills in the health facilities.

Also,  they called on government to ensure a functional blood bank in all secondary facilities and added that doctors must seek help from their colleagues during emergencies.

While stressing the need for improvement on the two way referrals, they  called on doctors to work with Kroger workers of the health sector.

Expressing appreciation to the government for putting in place such an exercise, they advised that participants disseminate the acquired knowledge to others in the various facilities.

The communique party realise: “this type of training should be a continuous process to update our knowledge about current management of patients.

“Basic anesthesia should be encouraged for junior doctors posted to rural areas.

“There should be an improvement in the teaching of basic life support techniques.”

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