MOH Launched Usage Of 12 Ambulances
-As MoH Ends One Day Brainstorming Session
The Ministry of Health through the Emergency Medical response EMS/Respiratory unit has launched the usages of twelve (12) Ambulances in various counties to boosting the health sector of Liberia.
The official launched of the ambulances was done at the grounds of the Ministry of Health where scores of trained emergency medical dispatchers EMDS were seeing in a jubilant mood singing, “we are EMR of Liberia we are here to serve our nation”. In remakes, Health minster Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah said, many of the gallant men and women who are happy singing and matching are not on government’s payroll. She praised and encouraged than to continue the good work in the interest of the state. Also, she applauded the Director of the ambulance unit Mark Luke for the innovation.
In addition, the Director of the ambulance unit Mark Luke appreciated the departments of procurement, transport unit and all high level executives at the ministry of health especially Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah for the support. He said, the unit will specifically focus on people on the street and people who are in critical conditions who cannot get at the facility immediately. He encouraged all to rally support as the initiate is a nationwide initiate.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with partners has ended a one day brainstorming session aim at formulating electronic medical records (EMR) in order to strengthen data information sharing.
The objectives of the day long brainstorming session brings to bed coordination, better understand the EMR experience from Liberia, give participants a broad overview of universal health coverage , lifting of moration on free drugs possibly, reinstitution of FFS, evidence based strategy development, and full adherence to the sustainability. The session brought together health workers and partners which fully participated in the moderate technical session to form the TORs ROADMAP, DEVELOPMENT, INTEROPERABILITY, and FOCUS PERSONS AND KEYSTAKEHOLDERS.
The panel discussion on the electronic medical records (EMR) includes; officials from MINISTRY OF HEALTH, JFK, ELWA, REDEMPTION HOSTPTAL, PARTNERS IN HEALTH etc.
Also speaking at the technical session the Chief Medical Officer CMO, Dr. Francis S. kateh asserted “that data is important but the initial investment is very high, it’s incumbent on national government to make the needed decision to move the health sector. In addition, he said, data management improves efficiency during the workings of the health sector.
He said, the ministry of the health is ready to sit in the driver’s seat and turn this idea against people who have been playing without data”.
The day long brainstorming session was fruitful and discussion went well in the interest of health system to have a technological orderly electronic medical records. (EMR).