As part of agenda setting towards improving the entire medical and clinical services delivery for the new year, the Ogun State Hospitals Management Board has organised a two-day training for senior personnel cadre of medical staff with a view to boosting morale and skills of the staff in order to improve clinical services delivery across all the 20 local government councils and 37 local council development areas.
Consequently, Ogun State health workers were directed to be good managers of resources at their disposal, especially clinical equipment and consumables, as well as be committed in providing efficient health care services with a overall target and focus on ensuring optimum standards and performances all year round.
Speaking at the training held at the Valley View Auditorium, Government House in Abeokuta, Adesanya Ayinde, a physician and permanent secretary, Hospitals Management Board explained that team spirit; commitment and cooperation among hospital staff would result to better performance, which would further improve health care services in the State.
Ayinde enjoined the medical personnel to shun acts capable of jeopardising efforts aimed at improving the maintenance and functioning of the facilities, imploring them to take full advantage of the training to exhibit best practices in their various facilities.
The Permanent Secretary appreciated the State government for its untiring commitment at ensuring that health workers acquire new skills on regular basis through training and seminars, saying the efforts would go a long way in sustaining high standard in government hospitals.
Jola Oyeneye, director general, Public Service Transformation Office, while delivering his paper entitled, ‘’Team Work and Team Leadership’’, described team work as collaborative efforts to achieve a common goal, emphasising that cooperation, support, sacrifice, understanding among others, which he listed as good qualities of team work, would effectively project government facilities.
Oyeneye maintained that a good leader must have effective communication and decision making skills, be creative and understand the particular goal of the organisation, adding that motivating people to give their best in achieving the set goal, was also the hallmark of a good leader.
Olatunde Adebiyi, a facilitator who also presented a paper titled; ‘’Tracking of Health Indices’’, noted that the importance of data could not be over-emphasised, saying that every activities in government’s health facilities on a daily basis should have record, which would aid their planning for a better performance.
Responding, participants at the workshop, the Medical Director, General Hospital, Idiroko, Magret Kilanko and Chief Nursing Officer, Ijebu Zone, Oluremi Mosuro, appreciated the Board for organizing the workshop, saying it would make them better managers and help in their work places, as well as assisting in synergising with other workers, to bring about positive growth of their facilities.
Kayode Oladeinde, medical director, State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, was of the view that to achieve more results, all health workers should be made to acquire management skills to enable them work with people of diverse characters.
BusinessDay however reports that the two day training was organised for Medical Directors, Directors and Heads of Hospital across the State for which they are expected to domesticate the training at various health facilities across the state.
RAZAQ AYINLA, Abeokuta