The World Bank Team on Performance Based Financing (PBF) has commended theÂ Ondo State government forÂ running a unique andÂ reform-oriented health system which is globally acknowledged and well accepted.
According to Dr Oluwole OdutoluÂ who led a team fromÂ World Bank, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Finance on a courtesy visit to the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, â€œourÂ visit to some primary health care facilities across the state on the Performance Based Financing revealed thatÂ Ondo State is a reform-oriented state that deserves World Bank collaboration to deepen its reformsâ€.
Dr Odutolu observed that primary healthcare in the 18 council areas of the state has been scaled up to an appreciable level, adding that referral to secondary level was also working as expected. He submitted thatÂ the establishment of the State Primary Healthcare Development Board by the government has added value to basic healthcare in the state and scored the primary healthcare delivery system highly.
Odutolu further called on the state government to develop a health care finance mechanism to sustain the laudable health care programmes of theÂ Mimiko- led administration after the expiration of his tenure.
In his response Governor Mimiko notedÂ that the support of the World Bank was complementingÂ his administrationâ€™s goal to give healthcare a totalÂ face-lift. He assured the team of his governmentâ€™s partnership for more qualitative health care delivery across the state andÂ promised to put in place sustainable mechanism that would sustain theÂ laudable programmes of his administration in healthcare.
Source: The Guardian
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