CHAIRMAN, Oyo State Hospitals Management Board, Gbola Adetunji , has harped on the need for efficient and effective monitoring system in health sector , saying that the act will afford the general public to get the needed health care at appropriate time .
Dr. Adetunji stated this at the weekend, while inspecting the health facilities at St. Peter’s Hospital, Aremo, Oni and Sons Hospital, Ring – Road and Jericho Specialist Hospital, all in Ibadan .
The board chairman emphasised the need for concerned authorities in various facilities in the state to ensure that both the medical personnel and non – medical personnel under their watch work as a team, noting that the act will make people of the state enjoy Governor Makinde’s qualitative health care services.
Dr. Adetunji , who expressed delight on dedication to duty by personnel in the hospitals, said efforts were ongoing towards building on the existing structures to make the facilities more productive .
According to him, the facility tour became imperative for the board to find out the problems or perhaps challenges in each facility, also to respond to such holistically, towards improving health care services in the state.
” We are going to see how to increase the hours the hospitals have access to power supply, probably twenty four hours in a day to avert the delay of test results from laboratories through alternative power supply,” he stated.
Also, the renovation of structures and supply of necessary equipment to make health workers more efficient and professional in discharge of duties are the priority of this administration.”
He stressed further, “part of our mandate as board of health sector, included the upgrading of nine tertiary health care facilities in the state to autonomous institutions that would be self-sufficient, self-sustaining, self-accounting, as well as training centres for resident doctors, specialist nurses amongst others.”