The Inveneo Computing Station based in California in the United State of America, had installed a data collection system at the government hospital Koidu. The company which was contracted by Health Metrics Network in Oslo/Norway had made available its first set of equipments to the measurement and evaluation department in the Hospital.
Speaking to the audience the chief medical officer for the district said that the arrival of the equipments were timely. Dr. David Bome said the reason why Sierra Leone had always been coming last in everything was that the right equipment to help institutions convey accurate information were totally unavailable. He said subsequent development index report about Sierra Leone had been coming solely from the non governmental organizations and other incredible institutions. Dr. Bome said if Kono succeeds in this first Pilot Project, the same idea could be spread in the rest of the country.
Representing the World Health Organization, Dr. Ade Renner in his contribution said that in the past, data collection from the provinces had had so many pitfalls and at the same time government had been getting the wrong information. Dr. Renner said many Organizations that are working closely with Ministry of Health had been giving wrong information to donors in order to receive more funding.
Dr. Renner admonished the medical staff to make proper use of the equipment, as it would help them ease their work.
Mr. Mumini Jalloh who was part of the team also representing the Ministry of Health and Sanitation said the essence of data collection was to empower third world countries to update every day’s happenings in the health sector.