Ogun State Head of Service, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, has enjoined the leadership of the State Hospitals Management Board to prioritize its staffers welfare and concerns through effective management, saying this is crucial for attracting, developing and retaining talents which would foster a positive workplace culture.
Mr. Fagbohun stated this at a 3-day Strategic Retreat organised by the leadership of Ogun State Hospitals Management Board for its Management Team, Heads of Zones, Heads of Hospitals and top officers, in the State Health Sector, in Ijebu Ode.
The Head of Service while delivering a paper titled, “Impact of Human Resources Management in the Achievement of Organizational Goals and Objectives”, described humans as the most valuable asset of any organization that must be well encouraged, motivated and compensated for optimal performance, effective service delivery and satisfaction.
He identified training and development opportunities, performance management, compensation and benefit plans, good employer/employee relations among others, as factors that will help run a system that cares for Staff and ultimately help to meet organizational goals.
Delivering a lecture on “Clinical Governance”, the Commissioner Designate, Ministry of Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, emphasized the importance of Electronic Medical Records, Independent Power Source and the Central Drug Management Agency, saying these innovations would help to reduce the time of attending to patient’s need.
She said the present administration in the State has invested so much in these innovations in the Health Sector, charging the Heads of Hospitals to embrace the innovations, take lessons learnt from the strategic retreat back to the different facilities, adapt them to suit the patient’s need to ensure quality care experience and safety for the patients and staff satisfaction.
The Commissioner designate challenged the participants to move beyond being just a manager to a leader, who motivates, innovates, develops and challenges the status quo, saying when a highly effective team is built, everyone achieves more.
Speaking on the purpose of the retreat, the Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Olayinka Elemide, revealed that the retreat was to adequately and clearly share the vision of the State government for the Health Sector with all the Heads of Health Zones, Hospitals and Facilities across the State so that every citizen of the State can enjoy an affordable and accessible health care service.
Contributing, the Director General, Bureau of Public Procurement, Dr. Adesina Olanloye, who took the participants through an Overview of Ogun State Public Sector Procurement System, enjoined all to ensure compliance with the provisions of the law, adding that the Accounting Officers of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies oversee the procurement process.
While reeling out the procurement offences to be avoided, the Director General, disclosed that there are administrative and criminal sanctions for public officers emphasising that all should be well-guided within the confines of the law.
Appreciating the management of the Board for the retreat on behalf of other participants, the Heads of Ijebu and Abeokuta Health Zones, Dr. (Mrs) Bukunola Akinlesi and Dr. Adewunmi Alayaki said their memories have been refreshed adding that going back to their hospital facilities, there would be more positive changes.