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University of Calabar study produces blueprint to assist govt improve quality healthcare

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By Akpan David, Calabar

The Health and  Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), Directorate of Research, University of Calabar has concluded their findings meant to assist Cross River State government improve the quality of healthcare services provided at health facilities.

A key member of the Research Team, Dr. Ekpereonne Esu explained that the study was about the management and use of quality of care data as it relates to Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn, Child, Adolescent, Elderly Health and Nutrition.

Dr. Esu enumerated their recommendations meant to boost the quality of healthcare to include robust synergy between private and public hospitals, strict supervision by regulators, and availability of adequate and competent manpower.

The study has also suggested provision of revolving grants to private operators to optimize operational efficiency, timely release and sufficient budgetary allocation to the health sector by the government.

Further, the study suggested provisions of standard medical facilities, seamless data collection and sharing, and a conducive working environment.

Remarking, principal investigator, Professor Martin Meremikwu, opined that the study was prompted by the need to identify gaps in quality and efficient healthcare services available in health facilities arising from data management and data use practices to evolve trendy strategies to aid the government in addressing these challenges.

Director-General of the Cross River Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Vivien Otu, said the team was meticulous in conducting the research, describing the findings as apt and timely given the commitment of  Governor Bassey Otu-led administration to reposition the health sector in the state for efficiency and affordability in line with global best practices.

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