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LASG INTRODUCES ‘HealthFIT’ TO ENHANCE EFFICIENT INSPECTION AND MONITORING OF HEALTH FACILITIES IN THE STATE ~ INN Nigeria

Aug 15, 2020
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The Executive Secretary, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, Dr. Abiola Idowu, has disclosed that the Agency is set to introduce a Health Facility Inspection Tool called ‘HealthFIT’ to enhance efficient inspection and monitoring of health facilities in the State.

Idowu, who made the disclosure on Friday at a training programme organised by the Agency, in collaboration with PharmAccess Foundation, explained that the android-based mobile application is designed to facilitate effective monitoring and inspection of health facilities.

She added that the pilot scheme for the mobile app commences immediately after the training and will run for two weeks.

She stated that some officers in the Agency have been selected to test-run the mobile application during the daily monitoring and inspection activities of the Agency, noting that “they are expected to record their observations on its functionality and efficiency”.

Highlighting the features of the mobile tool, Idowu stated that the app supports geographical location mapping, collates data on quality service delivery and includes a web interface for users’ access with dashboards highlighting defined indicators and pre-specified analysis.

She expressed confidence that when the application is fully operational, healthcare facility monitors and inspectors in the State will have the benefits of turning-in credible and objective reports with faster and seamless operations.

On the benefits of the training which she said was for Facility Monitors, Inspectors, Administrative, Public Affairs and ICT officers, the Executive Secretary affirmed that the one-day training will go a long way in enhancing staff productivity.

She expressed her gratitude to the Foundation for supporting the training and reiterated the commitment of the Agency in achieving the vision of the present administration in bolstering the health and well-being of the citizenry.

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