GENERAL HOSPITAL, IKORODU INITIATES ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) CARD SYSTEM
15th June 2021
General Hospital, Ikorodu has achieved another major milestone with its recent investment in a new, completely Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for keeping patients’ medical records – a move that will more closely integrate patients’ care for quality medical practices. The project, which is in accordance with the State Government’s eHealth project, (an Interactive Hospital Information System Software, being implemented by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Science & Technology) is being implemented in phases.
The Electronic Medical Record System (EMR) allows General Hospital, Ikorodu to create a unique record database of all patient’s medical information such as medical history, future appointments, current medications, allergies, etc.
GH, IKORODU RENOVATES HER ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY UNIT
With overall objectives to create better healing environments and efficiencies in operations, General Hospital, Ikorodu has just renovated and expanded her existing Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit while remaining fully operational.
The renovation will enable the A&E Unit to be more efficient in connecting patients to the services they need, provide increased capacity to see more patients, and will help decrease wait times, all of which will have a positive impact on the hospital and the community at large.
Patient monitoring and piping oxygen as well as other medical equipment to meet the pressures of emergencies have been mounted at the A&E.
GENERAL HOSPITAL, IKORODU FLAGS OFF COVID 19 VACCINE EXERCISE
On the 12th of March, 2021, the Lagos State Government joined other States in Nigeria to flag off Covid 19 Vaccination, prioritizing health workers and other Covid 19 frontline workers.
General Hospital, Ikorodu was not left out in the vaccination exercise. On the 15th of March, 2021, the hospital flagged off the vaccination of all its medical and non-medical health workers. The week long exercise witnessed the first dose of the vaccination exercise, of which the second (2nd) phase would be done at a later date.
The Medical Director of General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr. Taiwo Hassan, at the flag off of the Vaccination at the hospital, urged Lagosians, especially Ikorodu residents, to disregard rumours and misinformation about the vaccine. He equally enjoined them not to let down their guard concerning the corona virus. All safety measures such as regular hand hygiene, physical distancing and proper use of face masks must still be strictly adhered to after taking the vaccine.