Policy and institutional development
co-ordination of all agencies and partners involving health development
Co-ordinate investments in the service. Capital investment.
Management of training institution
Supervision and control of all Health facilities in the State in order to ensure a minimum standard in all public and private health facilities;
Supervision and control of all Hospital Governing Boards and Government Health Bodies and Agencies;
Approval of regulations and subsidiary legislation;
Approval of long-term plans and variations of such plans;
Development of management, financial guidelines and performance standards for internal control of public hospitals;
Developing performance standards for internal control of Public Hospitals;
Policy approval of rate and scale of charges for services rendered to the public by the Hospital Governing Boards;
Recommendation for capital and operating budgets for Hospitals Governing Boards (which includes recommendation for major adjustments, increase in salaries, allowances and fringe benefits for hospital employees);
Elevating the quality of health practice in the professional disciplines through the advancement of appropriate standards and research priorities;
Collation and analysis of monthly medical statistical data (attendance, morbidity, mortality and utilization of services) from Hospital Governing Boards;
Obtaining annual audited accounts of hospitals and Hospital Governing Boards within three months after the end of preceding financial year;
Co-ordination and integration of the various hospital services at all levels in the State to ensure they conform with the State health policies and programs; and
Maximizing the effective use of resources within the health sector in the State.
Industrial and Occupational Health.
Staff Clinic and pre-employment health screening.
Design and implement community and school-based Information, Education and Communication (IEC) packages on the promotion of healthy lifestyles, prevention of common infectious and non-communicable diseases, and consumers’ knowledge and awareness of their right to quality care and personal obligation to better health.
Monitor and control trends of diseases (communicable and non-communicable) at the community and State levels.
Institutionalize an operational system to facilitate early/timely detection, diagnosis and response to epidemics, emergencies and disasters at the State and community levels (Emergency Preparedness).
Design and implement facility development program.
Medical and Hospital Services
Establish a sustainable drug management system, promote essential drug policy and discourage use of counterfeit, spurious and substandard drugs including institutionalization of a drug quality assurance across the entire drug chain.
Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry to conduct health surveys and research, including development, updating and enforcement of protocol for conduct of health surveys and research by researchers.
Integration of traditional medicine, based on proven efficacy, into the State’s health care system at both community and provincial levels
Liaise with the Federal Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders on policy formulation and implementation.
Establish a forum for effective donor interaction and coordination.
Representation on statutory bodies such as: