MOTHER AND CHILD SPECIALIST HOSPITAL/ADVANCE DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE, OWA-ALERO MARKS 1ST ANNIVERSARY
Onojaeme, Afolabi, Others Make Case For Health Workers
By Sunday Memeh
As the Mother and Child Specialist Hospital and Advance Diagnostic Centre, Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State, marked her First year Anniversary, effort was made by the top health officers in the State to organize a training exercise for the Staff and Management of the hospital.
The four-day training exercise took place between Monday, 22nd to Thursday, 25th, January 2024 at the hospital’s premises in Owa-Alero.
Addressing newsmen shortly after inspecting the facilities at the hospital, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Delta State, Dr. Joseph Onojaeme, commended the Chief Medical Director and his workers for a job well done in the hospital.
He described the Mother and Child Specialist Hospital and Advance Diagnostic Centre, Owa-Alero as one of the best in Delta State.
He appreciated the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi A. Okowa for his good work in the hospital and promised that by the special grace of God, his Boss, Rt. Hon. Francis Sheriff Oborevwori, the Governor of Delta State will continue from where Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa stopped in terms of improving the staff strength and adding values to the hospital’s facilities.
Speaking in an opening remark, the Chief Medical Director, Mother and Child Specialist Hospital and Advance Diagnostic Centre, Owa-Alero, Dr. Martins Egbase, appreciated the Management and Staff of the hospital for their support, prayers and maximum cooperation.
He advised them to always be law-abiding citizens and remain focus and committed to their respective duties.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Vicar, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Boji-Boji Owa, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Egbase, noted their major aim of visiting the church is to enable them establish a cordial relationship with church and other religious organizations.
He stated that it is very important for a hospital like the Mother and Child Specialist Hospital, and Advance Diagnostic Centre Owa-Alero to have good relationship with churches, trado medical homes and other religions organizations as it will help foster partnership between the people and the hospital.
He concluded by informing the Commissioner for Health, Delta State, and his entourage during their visit to the hospital, on Thursday, January 25 2024 that the hospital has a Staff strength of 264 workers.
Speaking during the lectures and training exercise, the Director, Hospitrane, (Hospital Staff Training Experts), Pastor Dr. Adun Afolabi talked about Personal Effectiveness and Job Opportunity, where he mentioned that personal effectiveness in relation to workplace productivity simple means making use of all the resources, (both personal and professional) one has at his or her disposal to get the results expected of him on their job at the right time and in the right way.
explain some of the variables for determining effectiveness, who an effective Staff is, vital tips for working oneself more effective on one’s job, vital qualities of outstanding Staff and others.
He introduced the trainees to some of the vital questions an effective Staff must regularly ask himself or herself, such as “Am I doing the best and the most I can do on my job? Am I self-driven or externally self-driven initiative? Or Am I dependable?
Another important topic he drew the attention of the trainees to is, Work Ethics and Professionalism, which he said every hospital must exhibit.
Some of the ethics include; Greater sense of duty, Commitment to work, Team spirit and cooperation and others.
He explained some of the rules for Professionalism in the workplace and code of ethics for hospital Staff. He drew an illustration on how the customer care and customer relations should behave at the hospital as well as the overall obligations to the customers.
Dr. Afolabi introduced the trainees to the general customer service tips, which includes, to give patients courtesy and respect, provide patients with information whenever they need it.
He advised them not to argue with the patients or quarrel with them. Quick response to customer’s needs, effective communication and interactions are some of the tips he also mentioned.
He also talked about International Relations and Team Building, Qualities of a good team player and others.
Also lecturing, on a topic, “The Strategically Selected Portions of the Public Service Rules,” Mr. Akpe Clement Ndidi, Director, Administration at the State Capacity Exercise of the Hospital, stated that the strategically selected portions are; Appointment and Leaving the Service, Confirmation of Appointment and Promotion through the ranks, Matters and Discipline respectively.
He explained the various types of appointment which includes; Trainees and Pupils Appointment, Probational Appointment into pensionable post, Industrial Trainees, Month to Month Appointment, (Non-Pensionable), and others.
At the training exercise, effort was made by the trainers to enlighten the trainees on all they need to know and learn about Leadership and Management, the Fourteen Principles of Management, as created by Henri Fayor, Ten Core Qualities of a Good Leader, the differences between a good and bad Leader.
Delegation is another important topic the resource persons drew the trainees’ attentions to. They made efforts to explain the five things someone must do in relation to delegation of tasks, how such takes should be delegated, eight tips for effective delegation, three laws of delegation and others.