RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT
In the past two years of the present administration under the able leadership of His Excellency, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi, the Health Sector has witnessed some modest achievement as enumerated below:
a) Ajimobi Free Health Mission:
Precisely September 5th, 2011, His Excellency Senator Abiola Ajimobi flag off the Free Health Mission in conjunction with a private organization.
|Deputy Governor benefitting from Free Health Mission||Benefitted citizens from Oyo North Senatorial Zone on Free Health Mission|
|Cross section of benefitted patients Oyo South Senatorial zone for Free Health Mission|
|Benefitted citizens from Oyo Central Senatorial|
|Zone for Free Health Mission|
b) Free Ambulance Service:
Ambulance Services are an integral part of healthcare, especially for first aid and emergency situations. The services need not be limited to victims of road accidents as they can be extended to people with medical emergencies in the cities and rural areas at any time of the day and nights.
Oyo State Ambulance Service aims to expand the boundaries of health care delivery service in the State by providing:
a) adequate and responsive health care services;
b) functional SOS lines to call emergency situations and;
c) make available modern ambulances for conveying patients with ease.
|Governor Ajumobi testing the Ambulance Bus|
- Doctors, Nurses and 40 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) drawn from our Yes-O programme had being trained on basic life support programme.
|Commissioning of 4 Ambulance Buses|
A GIS-based tracking system to enable us to know the location of every ambulance points in time has been installed.
|Control Room @ the Ministry of Health for Ambulance Services||Side view of Control Room for Ambulance|
c) ‘Abiyamo’ Project:
Bothered about the maternal condition which is in appalling state at the twilight of this administration, effort had been to garner appropriate information to assist in reversing the downward trend of maternal health.
This informed the concept of ‘Abiyamo’ that is principally aimed at reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in the State.
d) Infrastructural Development:
Sixty-two (62) new Primary Health Centres are to be constructed in sixty (60) political wards without PHCs for the provision of effective basic health care services to the people at the ward level.
The procurement of Modern equipment to our existing facilities is at the top gear so that they could provide effective health care services to the people of the State in line with the restoration agenda of this administration.
e) New Born Screening Initiative:
The New Born Screening Initiative is geared towards the improvement of quality of life of people living with sickle cell disease (SCD), this prompted the State Government going into partnership with Global SICKLE Cell Alliance (Glo SCA), a US-based organization and PriHEMAC (indigenous NGO) on screening of Sickle Cell Diseases among new-born babies in the State. The partnership had resulted in the donation of test equipment presently at Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, training of thirty-eight (38) health workers on testing, tracking and counseling of parents of infants found positive.
f) Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Non-Essential Drugs:
As part of effort expanding the frontier of adequate and affordable drug distribution in the State health facilities, the present administration had made a 122% increase in the number of health facilities (9 to 20) engaged in the PPP initiative.
g) Increase of CONHESS Package to Health Workers
On assumption of office, the Executive Governor, graciously approved the increase of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) of health workers in the State to demonstrate its commitment to the welfare of its workers.
h) Health Training Institutions
The desire of this administration to ensure prompt and adequate health manpower cannot be compromised, hence the assessment visit to Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Hygiene to determine the present state of the institutions and the functionality of the available infrastructures.
The position paper on the visitation suggests prompt intervention on the condition of the institutions which necessitated government intention to merge them to become College of Health Sciences under the proposed Oyo State University.
However, in order to sustain the legacies of the various schools, government interventions in their proper management had recorded the following success;
- School of Nursing scored an overall 93% in their November 2011 Council Examination. The Students of the school also won the trophy for the 41st edition of National Florence Nightingale speech context. It should be noted that the school admitted 114 students in October 2011 while the School of Midwifery admitted 30 students in September 2011.
- School of Hygiene matriculated 419 students in November 2011. In a similar manner, the Pharmacy Technician training conducted by the school recorded 100% success in their recent examination facilitated by the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN) Abuja.
- The School of Family Health also organized various short term courses for prospective students.
i) Disease Control Activities
Apart from the various intervention programmes earlier mentioned, the present administration is also striving to improve health status and the socio-economic advancement of individuals in the State using preventive, promotive and curative approaches targeted at the underlisted programmes;
His Excellency, the Executive Governor flagged off the campaign for the National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) on 17th February, 30th March, 2012 and February 2013 as part of effort at boosting the State Immunization Coverage which as of date had increased to 79% in 2012 from previous 57%. The Government had also increased outreached sessions to 2 in all Health Facilities rendering routine immunization services.
As part of the effort of Government to improve the care of its citizenry, there is an aggressive onslaught against the scourge of malaria. There is a partnership with Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS), a USAID-funded project which seeks to improve all areas of interventions of Malaria control. With this agency, the State is about embarking on the distribution of over one million nets to house-holds in the State. The remaining nets will be distributed before the end of the third quarter of the year. With a substantial reduction in the incidence of malaria, the State seeks to reduce out-of-pocket expenses of the citizenry as well as reduce outpatient attendance at our hospitals. Other achievement includes:
– 30 State Trainers on Malaria Case Management;
– Capacity development for 30 Doctors, 90 Nurses and 660 LGA Health Workers on Management of Malaria Control & Malaria Cases;
– Trained 330 Role Model Caregivers on Home Management of Malaria.
Recently, there have been reported cases of Lassa fever in the Country. There was an intensive search for cases with adequate screening methods. As of now, there is no confirmation of any case(s) in the State. However, there is an aggressive media campaign to sensitize the populace on the disease through airing of jingles in the electronic media stating preventive measures and advising on steps to take on the occurrence of ill-health. Also, posters and hand-bills are being circulated within communities in the State.
In addition, the State has upgraded some facilities to give comprehensive care to any suspected case(s) of Lassa fever while medications have been deployed to these facilities in the likelihood of outbreaks.
- HIV/AIDS Control
Sustenance of our collaboration with AIDS Prevention Initiative of Nigeria (APIN) and Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNI) had assisted the State to achieve the following:
– Decentralization of Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) services to five (5) LGAs;
– Establishment of twenty-five (25) HIC Counseling and Testing (HCT) sites which are to be scaled up to provide PMTCT services very soon;
– Training of ten (10) Doctors in the service of the State on Comprehensive Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART);
– Training of seventy-five (75) health workers in five (5) LGAs on PMTCT and another forty-two (42) health care providers on PMTCT services in Ibarapa Zone of the State.
- Family Planning
This programme is targeted at improving quality of reproductive health care of the people through increase in access to modern contraceptive use and thus increases Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) through our partnership with Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) in capacity building of service providers, production of IEC materials, awareness creation and sensitization of the public, production of data tools, supply of free family planning commodities to service points and formation of Family Planning Providers Network (FPPN) and Advocacy Core Group (ACG).
- Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control
The State Government had worked assiduously to reduce the prevalence and incidence of tuberculosis and leprosy among the people of the State, thus achieving 98% leprosy treatment completion rate and 100% HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) acceptance rate at TB clinics.
Realizing the importance of nutritional status of a healthy being, the Government is committed to improving the condition of the most vulnerable groups of the society. As such, we are currently providing zinc supplement in the management of severe and acute malnutrition in all the thirty-three (33) LGAs in the State. Apart from this, 137 senior health professionals (Doctors, Nutritionist and Nurses) were trained on management of Severe Acute Malnutrition. In the same vein, 528 health workers in charge of health facilities had been trained on screening for severe and moderate cases of malnutrition. Similarly, 1,755 Ward Health Committee members from the 33 LGAs were trained on Key Household and Community Practices.
j) Distribution of Equipment
The Government, in the quest at making the health facilities functional had procured equipment and distributed to forty-two (42) public health facilities spread across the State.
k) Revenue Generation
The Ministry since the inception of the administration had also intensified effort at contributing its quota to the revenue generation of the State with committed emphasis on registration of new private hospitals, clinics & maternity homes, medical laboratory diagnostics centres as well as renewal of practicing licenses.