HEALTH MONITORING: GOV OKOWA’S EFFORTS ENHANCING PRODUCTIVITY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR — DR MICHAEL NWOKO.

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HEALTH MONITORING:
GOV OKOWA’S EFFORTS ENHANCING PRODUCTIVITY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR — DR MICHAEL NWOKO.

By Iroroh Frank

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring and leader of the State Health Monitoring team, Dr Michael Nwoko has urged staffers of the various health facilities in the State to redouble efforts to ensure full capacity utilisation of the health facilities in the State, adding that His Excellency Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa’s efforts is enhancing productivity in the health sector by ensuring a total reawakening in the sector through monitoring and evaluation of all the health facilities in the State, irrespective of the terrain, stressing that the Governor created the office of health monitoring to fast track problem solving processes in the health facilities and enhance their operational efficiency, so as to effectively deliver quality, accessible and affordable health care service to all residents of the State in line with the Governor’s stronger Delta Agenda.
Dr Nwoko stated this on Tuesday December 8 while addressing the press at the Govt. Hospital, Ogidigben whilst leading the monitoring team on a 3-day monitoring and evaluation exercise of health facilities in Delta south senatorial district.
His words, “We are concluding the first phase of monitoring and evaluation of the health facilities in Delta south senatorial district.”

“His Excellency, Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State wants to see that all health care facilities in the State are performing optimally, for this and other reasons, the health monitoring office was created, to fast track problems solving processes in the health facilities, to enhance their operational efficiency, so as to be able to effectively deliver quality, accessible and affordable health care service to all residents of the State in line with the Governor’s stronger Delta agenda.”

“This vision is being propagated with precision and many facilities are bracing up with the new order, we hope others will follow suit.
Judging by our level of interaction with management and staff of the facilities, I have nodoubt that there will be a very significant change in the their level of capacity utilisation and operational efficiency when we come back for the second phase of the monitoring and evaluation exercise.” Dr Nwoko concluded.

Another member of the team, Dr. Sam Efetobor who also spoke to the press during the monitoring round said “I wish to appreciate his Excellency, The Governor of Delta State, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for finding the need to set up a monitoring team to check the health facilities in all the nooks and crannies of Delta State to ensure on-the-spot assessment of these facilities and to report back the situation on ground”.

“This has helped us to observe the effectiveness and needs assessment of our health systems in all areas in Delta State”.

“Communities which hitherto cannot be easily reached, are accessed by the monitoring team, kudos to our governor. May the good Lord bless him for this initiative”.Dr Efetobor concluded.

Day 1. 7th December, 2020. The Primary and Secondary health care facilities visited in Patani LGA were;
1. General Hospital, Patani
2. Primary Healthcare Centre, Patani
3. Primary Healthcare Centre, Agoloma
4. Primary Healthcare Centre, Uduophori
5. Primary Healthcare Centre, Odorubu

Day 2. 8th December, 2020. The Primary and Secondary health care facilities visited in Warri South West LGA were;
1. Government Hospital, Ogidigben
2. Cottage hospital, Madagho
3. Primary Healthcare Centre, Azama
4. Primary Healthcare Centre, Aruton
5. Primary Healthcare Centre, Madagho
6. Primary Healthcare Centre, Benikrukru

Day 3. 9th December, 2020. The Primary and Secondary health care facilities visited in Warri South LGA were;
1. Government Hospital, Omadino
2. Government Hospital, Abigborodo
3. Primary Healthcare Centre, Abigborodo
4.Primary Healthcare Centre, Ogunu
5. Primary Healthcare Centre, Ugbuwangwe

The health monitoring team are;
Dr Michael Nwoko
Dr Patrick Onwuachi
Dr Kingsley Amaihunwa
Dr Sam Efetobor and
Dr Dan Omodon

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