From Gambo Ahmed Lafia
The World Health Organization, WHO, has donated integrated disease surveillance Response Data Collection Tools (IDSR) to the Nasarawa state Ministry of Health.
Presenting the Data Collection Tools DCT at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Lafia the state capital yesterday, the state WHO coordinator Mrs Idang Ebong said the aim is to assist both public and private hospitals in the state in order to use the tools for data collection as well as help in Planning and analyzing information on diseases.
Indany further called on both public and private health facilities in the state to key into the integrated disease surveillance response data collection tools.
Receiving the Data collection Tools on behalf of the state government, the state Commissioner of Health, Dr Daniel Iya applauded the WHO and other development partners for rendering assistance to the health sector in the state.
Dr Daniel who described the event as pertinent, adding that the gesture would further help the ministry in the spheres of documentation, decision making and the implementation of policies on diseases.
According to him,” I commend WHO for this gesture. It will help our health facilities in the state by keeping record of disease outbreak and the measure to tackle them swiftly.
“It is important to the state. We need to document incidence of disease outbreak. We have 60 0/0 public and 40 0/0 private health facilities in the state. I urged the private sector to embrace the development.”