By Nsan Ndoma-Neji, Calabar
The Cross River State Ministry of Health, CRSMOH, has been supported with a three-in-one HD desktop computer device from the United States’ President Malaria Initiative to assist the state win the fight against malaria scourge, which had been troubling many in the state.
The computer, which was received through Management Science for Health will help in facilitating the work and to also save, process and analyze malaria data for effective service delivery.
With the computer device better service delivery is assured, rather than relying so much on the archaic method whereby malaria patients were being treated without any useful data collected, stored or analysed by experts treating malaria patients via the help of electronic devices.
Presenting the items, the state coordinator, Dr Victor Hanson, reiterated the need for the department in the ministry to have such device after a careful investigation revealed that working efficiency seems obstructed/delayed in most cases, due to lack of this computer device that helps to speed up work rate.
He said, “There’s a need for this item to be donated as our analysis lately revealed that they’ve been a deficiency in malaria data storage and analysis and as such there’s a need for us to support with items like this, knowing how vital and important these are in data storage and analysis.
“This is a 3-in-1 HD desktop computer device that wouldn’t be needing a UPS and other components as it’s got all of it in one and can be used for multiple task and results achieved within seconds.
“We all know how efficient computers are in today’s generation and this isn’t an exception.”
Receiving the item on behalf of the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, the Permanent Secretary, Barr. Takon Asu Takon, thanked the State Coordinator, Mr Hanson, for thinking “outside the box, thereby putting into consideration the importance of having such item/device which help to facilitate working efficiency.
He said, “Your program has been of immense help to the CRSG as well as the state’s Ministry of Health.
“This intervention, I must say is quite timely and necessary to facilitate work efficiency and malaria data preservation/storage.
“Supporting this department with this computer device is a clear indication that your group understands the fact that the world has actually gone digital and there’s a huge need to always analyze, safe and process data using electronic gadgets.
“As a ministry, we sincerely appreciate you for always having us in mind and on behalf of the commissioner, Dr Edu, who is very passionate about issues concerning health and the entire management of the Cross River State Ministry of Health, I say a very big thank you as we look forward to a continuous synergy/partnership to enable us achieve our set goals.”
Stressing that the donated item will be put to effective use, Takon appealed for more of suh support, synergy and partnership.
The item donated is a 3-in-1 HD desktop computer device that is billed to reduce most tedious tasks and to help safe, analyze and process data amidst other uses.