HOS Charges Health Workers On Quality Service Delivery

HOS Charges Health Workers On Quality Service Delivery

KEHINDE AKINPELU ,ILORIN

The Kwara State Head of Service, Mrs.Susan Modupe Oluwole, has charged Health Care Workers in the State to join hands with the Government to reposition the health sector for quality service delivery .

Mrs.Oluwole gave the advice at a meeting with Health Management Bureau and all Heads of health facilities to chart a way forward in the health sector in the state .

The HoS,who deplored the lackadaisical attitude of some Health Care Workers to duty, urged them to have a change of attitude in order to work in concert with the State Government to change the face of health sector, which she said the present administration places premium on.

She particularly singled out the secretaries in the hospitals for blame, criticising them for shirking their responsibility in reporting acts of absenteeism in their respective hospitals,a situation she said sometimes gives the impression of inadequate Health Care Workers

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She,therefore, enjoined them to live up to their responsibilities, warning that any secretary found to have failed in reporting an absconded officer would be appropriately sanctioned.

According to the HoS, “Late-coming is not acceptable ; neither would absence from duty without genuine and cogent reason be condoned. Whoever is not ready to work on the excuse that the salary is too small should leave the Service “

Emphasizing the importance of health sector in any society, she said,” When we are talking about health sector, we are talking about life.If you kill the bread winner of a family, do you know how many people you have killed? You have razed down a whole family “

Speaking on the roles of Chief Medical Director (CMD), Mrs.Oluwole said the position required high responsibility and urged the CMDs to seriously take responsibility assigned to them, adding that, “If Secretaries realise that the CMDs will not condone any form of indiscipline, they will sit up.If every head in the hospital will make a commitment to making things work things will work.”

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She therefore promised to roll out some administrative measures and replicate the SERVICOM at Federal level as part of measures in the State to check the scourge of indiscipline among workers just as she directed the CMDs to, in conjunction with the Health Management Bureau, work out means of checking some of the abnormalities identified in the system

In his contribution, Director General (DG), Hospital Management Bureau, Dr. Sa’ad Aluko, who described the meeting as a well-deserved one, explained that no amount of salary could equate the services that Health Care Workers render to the state .

Dr.Aluko said they had a duty to serve humanity above anything else ,citing the efforts made by Health Care Workers during the scourge of Covid 19 as example of the selflessness nature of their work,stressing that against all odds ,God had kept them alive .
“As a D.G, I cannot achieve any success without you because your productivity determines my success ,”he concluded.

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Some of the CMDs who spoke on the occasion commended the HoS for initiating the meeting which they described as first of its kind while also charging her to sustain it so as to be able to address some of the challenges facing the health sector

The meeting had in attendance Permanent Secretaries Establishment,and Service Welfare, Alhaji Shuaib Boni and Hajia Afusat Afolabi respectively and other top civil servants.

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