Patronise govt health facilities, Ondo residents tasked
By Kemi Olatunde
Residents of Ondo State have been advised to patronise government health facilities as they have the required equipment and qualified health personnel that can ensure qualitative health care delivery.
Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Niran Ikumola gave the advice during his inspection visit to the State Specialist Hospital, Ikare Akoko on Wednesday.
He described rebranding as the only difference between public and private health sector noting that it is important that things are done the right way so as to make secondary health facilities attractive to the people of the state.
He explained that both government and private health facilities will compete to be chosen by the people for the Contributory Health Scheme when it takes off and stressed the need for improvement in state’s health facilities.
While speaking further, he frowned at the inadequacies of the hospital and advised that adequate measures should be put in place for necessary correction.
Stressing the need for regular management meeting in the hospital, Ikuomola noted that the financial report of each month should be submitted to the HMB within the first seven days of the following month and added that its business plan must always be given priority.
He explained that the business plan which according to him must include all sources of income must also be given approval before any financial spending.
While monitoring the departments extensively, he noted that it is important for workers to make use of the ideal face mask and gloves when necessary to prevent infection from diseases.
Stressing the need for the hospital’s dietitians to work closely with the physicians in the management of patients for effective service delivery, he however emphasised the need for adequate staff attendance monitoring.