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Ondo Primary Healthcare gets data bank

By Kemi Olatunde
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In its quest to have an accurate data on quality health care delivery in Ondo State, the Primary Healthcare Development Board (OSPHCDB) has set up a data bank.

Executive Secretary of the board,  Dr. Francis Akanbiemu disclosed this during a data harmonisation meeting with concerned officers of the board on Wednesday in Akure.

According to him, the data bank makes it easier to get data directly from every health facility, which will be collated on monthly basis.

He said; “We now have our own data bank which we will use to cross check data that have been put down in the process of service delivery.”

Akanbiemu, while stressing the need for officers to double their efforts in the task ahead, noted that the state’s health system has remained a model for other states.

While frowning at some local government officers who have failed in the past to upload their data,  the Executive Secretary posited  that the act has not portray the government well, adding  that they should always upload the correct data and not engage in fraudulent reporting.

His words; “As far as Ondo State data is concerned, we are battling with under reporting, which is better than over reporting. Show the world all we have done. There shouldn’t be any negative reporting again as necessary measures have been put in place to portray the health system of the state as the cynosure of all eyes.”

Also speaking, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Dr. Olagbuji described the quality of data submitted as crucial and added that “we are hoping to achieve 100 percent data accuracy soon.”

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While calling for cooperation among the officers in order to achieve the desired result, she advised that they seek clarifications from necessary quarter on grey areas in their work.

She called on them to be more dedicated to their duty and urged them to upload their data to the data bank and also on osphcdbdata@gmail.com.

Director, Medical Services, Dr. Fabusiwa noted that having an improved data in the board will enable it make decision and also monitor activities in the board.

He called on participants to position themselves well in their various local government so as to achieve the best data base in the state.

Project Coordinator, NSHIP, Dr. Paulinus Moose also stressed the need for the officers to challenge themselves saying “as you are helping yourself, you will be helping the state.”

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