Ogun State Government says it has begun consultancy training programmes, being practised by Teaching Hospital in the operation of the State Hospital, Sokenu, Abeokuta, with a view to addressing emigration of medical personnel from the State, so as to retain capable hands in the health sector.
The Medical Director, State Hospital, Sokenu, Abeokuta, Dr. Kayode Oladeinde stated this while defending the 2019 Budget Performance of the Hospital before members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Health led by Hon. Adeyanju Adegoke, at the facility, in Abeokuta.
Dr. Oladeinde stated that the essence of such professional programmes was to ensure the training of more seasoned consultants to achieve qualitative healthcare delivery for the people.
He explained that the Hospital which had specialities in secondary function, including tertiary training programmes, in conjunction with the State Hospitals Management Board was training specialists and consultants in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, while preparing for subsequent reaccreditation by professional bodies from some West African countries.
The Medical Director said that the hospital which generated total revenue of N137.119m between January and June this year, also attended to an average of 10, 000 patients, took over 150 deliveries and conducted about 80 surgeries on a monthly basis.
In their remarks, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Adegoke and members including Honourables Haruna Wahab and Atinuke Bello, tasked the management team of the hospital to further improve on its operations at rendering quality service to residents of the State, in line with Prince Dapo Abiodun’s vision of promoting a healthy society.
Contributing, a member representing Ewekoro State Constituency, Hon. Yusuf Amosun, stressed the importance of quality health care services to humanity and canvassed for increased funding of the sector.