Enugu Govt tasks CMDs on effective healthcare service delivery

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The new Chairman, Enugu State Hospital Management Board, has urged chief medical officers in the state to redouble efforts to improve healthcare service delivery in the state.

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Odo made the call in Enugu on Wednesday during a maiden meeting with all the chief medical officers in general and cottage hospitals in the state.

He said that the board intended to turn around hospitals in the state adding that he would no longer tolerate the attitude at which many medical officers displayed while carrying out their duty.

The chairman appreciated them for the work they had done so far but expressed dismay that their efforts was not good enough to save people’s lives.

Odo decried the abysmal management of hospitals under them threatening to suspend non performing CMD in respect to the hospital administration and management.

He also threatened to withhold salary of anybody bent on continuing with the way and manner they used in carrying out their duties.

The medical practitioner explained the need for the chief medical officers to take full charge of the hospital under their watch and to ensure that positive measures were being taken.

He said that he would not tolerate cases of dereliction of duty, absenteeism, lateness to work and outright corrupt practices.

Odo urged them to always sustain and maintain their various hospitals adding that how functional their hospital were would determine how they would be rated.

He hinted that the essence of the meeting was to ensure effective and efficient health care service delivery to all Enugu people.

The chairman said that Gov. Peter Mba led administration desired to ensure that secondary health care should be at the same par with its contemporary in the world.

While responding, the chief medical officers unanimously enumerated some of their challenges to include, inadequate personnel, lack of power supply, dilapidated building, moribund equipment,lack of operational vehicles and others.

Dr Augustine Olibe, the Chief Medical Officer, Uwani General Hospital, however, appreciated the new chairman for his zeal to turn things around and promised to put in their best to ensure a positive change.

 

NAN/Wumi

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