Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has described the role of the health information manager in the health sector as important that could not be underestimated.

The governor said this while given his keynote address as a special guest of honour at the Health Information Manager’s Day organized by the Association of Health Records and Information Management of Nigeria in Ado- Ekiti.

Governor Oyebanji who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Habibat Adubiaro said the medical record keepers are the repositories of the medical history of the individual, medical librarians of a sort and resource persons for medical statistics.

According to the Governor they also make continuity in medical services possible among medical professionals because of the ability to keep record history which is retrievable by other.

In his advice, Governor Oyebanji said even though many do not normally pay attention to what the record keepers does,the medical industry understand the centrality of your job to the smooth running of a medical facility.

The theme of this year celebration is entitled: BAO Sharing Health Prosperity ( Ekiti’s Sound Health And Better Wealth For All)”The governor described the topic of the program as harped and Complimentary to our shared Prosperity Campaign.

The governor who noted that his administration anchored on a six pillar agenda of which Human Capital Development is one.

“Health and Human Services fall under our human capital development because good health is the fulcrum of human development”.

As the popular saying goes “health is wealth”, Therefore we are convinced that the very basis for the prosperity of any society is the existence of their good health and wellbeing.A sick and plaques people are a drain on the commonwealth, who instead of producing for the socioeconomic development of the society,lives on the charity of the society.

The governor who said that “in the shared prosperity vision,we are committed to the good health of our people and we want every segment of the society to be healthy,even as we recognize that an unhappy workforce cannot provide blissful service, he said”.

The Governor assured the people that his administration would always be committed to the welfare of workers.

“This government will put an end to the perennial crisis relating to staff welfare in the health sector,we have largely resolved many issues relating to payment of benefits to health workers and have implemented the placement issues in the primary health sector. The result of this is the health sector is now calm and conducive for all”.

” The government is ever committed to health and the wellbeing of Ekiti people,we understand the importance of preventive medicine and we are doing everything possible to ensure that anything that would cause widespread disease and illness is prevented at all cost,we understand regular immunization programs for our children and I am happy to note that Ekiti remains one of the best in immunization coverage in Nigeria,there has been no reported epidemic in the state in the last one year,we have expanded”Ulera wa” health insurance to more LGA’s and established Emergency Operation Centers( EOCs)

Oyebanji said that to ensure that the people at the grassroots continue to have access to quality health care, the present administration has carried out renovation of some health facilities in the state saying another round of sixteen facilities are to be renovated soon.

” We have established a Cholera Reference Laboratories each at EKSUTH and State Specially Hospital,Ikole -Ekiti.similarly, Government has renovated doctors quarters at EKSUTH and Igede Ekiti , another constructed Neo- Natal Intensive care unit at EKSUTH to take care of young infants with critical madical care , I have given an approval to Hospital Management Board for the repair of six Rescue Ambulance Vehicles so as to increase their ambulance fleet,we are doing much more which we cannot all highlight in a short address like this.

The governor appeal to all the stakeholders in the health sector to continue to do their best to ensure that our people enjoy sound medical and health services,as Government.

“we will not rest on our oars to ensure that we provide the conducive environment as well as the right incentive to make our workers perform their duties”.

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