Oyo Govt Maps out strategies to Address Challenges Facing Health Sector

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…issues Communique at the end of 2-Day Health Retreat

Oyo State government through the Ministry of Health has mapped out strategies to address various challenges affecting the health sector, mobilize resources, coordinate the activities of the partners and arrive at a plan that will align with the governor’s road map for health care development in the State.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, while declaring open a two-day retreat held at a Hotel in Ibadan, said the retreat will afford the stakeholders in the health sector to chart way forward to improve the sector.

She explained that the governor makinde led administration
has made significant strides in improving the health care system and promoting the people’s health in the state.

Earlier, Director Health Planning Research and Statistics Dr. Gbolahan Abbas said the presence and collaboration of health family in the retreat is to promote health services in the State.

The following resolutions formed Communique at the end of the retreat :-
That all the stakeholders in health sector resolved to improve their working relationship for effective service delivery towards the realization of the mandate of Omituntun 2.0 on health.

That the retreat appreciates the major leap of the present administration in the area of engagement of qualified personnel into the health sector under Omituntun 1.0. while, the government is making an effort at engaging more under Omituntun 2.0, the health family resolved to use innovative means to bridge the manpower gap, especially at PHC level by engaging qualified health personnel into some PHCs facilities using capitation and other sources.

That PHCs across the state will be categorized into 24 hours and 9 hours service delivery centres and will be designated and advertised.

As we make progress in reducing the manpower gaps, more of the PHCs will be upgraded into 24 hours service centres.

That the PHC Board with the Honourable Commissioner should arrive at services that will be paid for in PHCs and other services that will be free. This should be formalized through a circular and be publicized accordingly. This will curb the illegal collection of money for services rendered at that level of care.

That there shall be facilities mapping, especially in those LGAs where there is no Secondary Health Facility with the aim of sourcing for possible Primary Health Care Facility to be ceded and upgraded as a secondary health care facility.

That the Ministry under the leadership of the Honorable Commissioner of Health should fast track the processes that will see to the birth of the Drug Management Agency (DMA) in the State.

The State to constitute a committee to pilot the Drug Revolving Fund in the State. A committee to be chaired by the Director, Pharmaceutical Services with membership from SPHCB, OYSHIA, DPRS and SACA was mandated to conclude this process.

The committee is to give a report within a month. Referral system to be strengthened for efficient and effective service delivery in the State.

The ministry is to empower the media unit at the Ministry of Health with provision of human resources and needed equipment to further give the Ministry media visibility.

The LAUTECH Teaching Hospital authority to activate the annex facility in Oyo town to improve access to Tertiary Health services.

The SMOH to make the state malaria reference Public Health Laboratory to be fully operational by providing adequate equipment and support from willing partners in the State for provision of more microscopes.

Resource Mobilization committee for the Health Sector, to be chaired by the Honorable Commissioner for Health.

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