In Aro, Medical Records keeping is as old as the hospital. The Health Records
Department was formaly established in 1981 with the appointment of the first Chief
Medical Records Officer for the hospital in the person of Mr. F.A. Fakolujo. He re-organized the department introducing up to various functional sections such as,
Registration, Appointments, Admissions and Discharges, coding (i.e. disease classification) and statistics.
Current Services Provided
The Medical Records Department ensures the safe custody of patients’ records and accounts, it ensures that the records of patients are inaccessible to unauthorized persons but available for those involved in treatment of the patients. It also made available for authorized research, teaching and for medico legal and statistical purposes.
Other services provided by the department include:
Registration of patients
Movement and return of patients’ files:
Collection of daily bed statistics