Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in Ogun State will effectively run an efficient digitisation of medical records before the end of year, to provide continued health care services to patients from any facility across the state.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, gave the assurance during the 2024 Leadership Retreat, at Mitros Residences Hall, Ibara, Abeokuta, for the leadership of Ministry of Health, Hospitals Management Board, Primary Health Care Development Board, State Action for the Control of AIDS, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board and all Heads of health facilities across the state.
Dr. Coker explained that the retreat was to review the level of performance in the sector in the last four years, brainstorm and strategise for the years ahead, adding that the digitisation process would also assist in reducing time spent by medical personnel to attend to patients.
She hinted that five Primary Health Centres were already running their medical records digitally, while another eight centres were almost ready for digital operations, assuring that others would be digitised before the year runs out.
In their contributions, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Kayode Oladehinde and his counterpart in the Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Olayinka Elemide, enjoined all participants to use the retreat as an avenue to cross-fertilise ideas and network for the development of the health sector.
Appreciating the leadership of the Ministry of Health on behalf of other participants, the Chief Medical Director, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Bunmi Fatugase and the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Wellington Ogunsanya, commended government for the retreat, saying, “we have been better equipped to deliver better health care services to the people of the state”.