OGUN TASKS HEALTH WORKERS ON GOOD MANAGEMENT

The Ogun State health workers have been charged to be good managers of resources at their disposal as well as be committed in providing efficient health care services, so as to achieve optimum performance in the state health sector.
The Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Adesanya Ayinde gave the charge at a two day training programme organised for Medical Director, Directors and Heads of Hospital across the State, held at the Valley View Auditorium, Abeokuta.
 Ayinde explained that team spirit, commitment and cooperation among hospital staff would result to better performance, which would further improve health care services delivery to the residents of the State.
He enjoined them 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 hailed the State government for its untiring commitment at ensuring that health workers in the State 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.
The Director General, Public Service Transformation Office, Mr. Jola Oyeneye, while delivering a paper titled, ‘’Team Work and Team Leadership’’, described team work as collaborative efforts to achieve a common goal.
He emphasised 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 organization.
He added that motivating people to give their best in achieving the set goal, was also the hallmark of a good leader.
Mrs. Olatunde Adebiyi, a facilitator who also presented a paper titled; ‘’Tracking of Health Indices’’, noted that the importance of data could not be overemphasized.
She said  that every activities in government’s health facilities on a daily basis should have record, which would aid their planning for a better performance.
Participants at the workshop, including the Medical Director, General Hospital, Idiroko, Dr. Magret Kilanko and Chief Nursing Officer, Ijebu Zone, Mrs. Oluremi Mosuro, appreciated the board for organizing the workshop.
They said this 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.
The Medical Director, State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, Dr. Kayode Oladeinde, 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.

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