Dr. Adesanya Ayinde, the Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, has charged Ogun State health workers to be good managers of resources at their disposal as well as be committed to providing efficient health care services to achieve optimum performance in the state health sector.
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 to sustaining high standard in government hospitals.
The Director General, Public Service Transformation Office, Mr. Jola Oyeneye, 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, is also the hallmark of a good leader.
Mrs. Olatunde Adebiyi, a facilitator who also presented a paper entitled, ‘’Tracking of Health Indices,’’noted that the importance of data could not be over-emphasised, saying that every activity in government’s health facilities on a daily basis should have a record, which would aid their planning for a better performance.
Responding, participants at the workshop, the Medical Director, General Hospital, Idiroko, Dr. Magret Kilanko and Chief Nursing Officer, Ijebu Zone, Mrs. Oluremi Mosuro, appreciated the Board for organising 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.
Dr. Kayode Oladeinde, the 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.