Corporate Organizations admonished to impact on Health Care Facilities — Dr. Michael Nwoko
By Iroroh Frank.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on health monitoring, Dr. Michael Nwoko, has called upon Corporate Organizations to impact on the health care facilities domiciled in the communities where they operate.
Dr. Nwoko stated this on 15th November, 2019 during a press briefing shortly after touring the departments, wards and units of the Central hospital, Sapele.
The SSA, who was visibly happy with efficient manner the health facility is being run, lauded the management and staff of centre for their commitment to duty, foresight and prudent management of resources, which he noted, has enabled it to record impressive result.
His words, ‘this health facility is novel, the management of the Centre has been able to use their internally generated revenue to procure two generators, 65kva and 45kva with which they have been able to solve their energy problem and operate day and night uninterrupted, which accounts for the high number of enrollees of the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme in the Centre. In order for health facilities to perform optimally, electricity supply is germane, so I want to call on other health facilities in the state to emulate the good example of Central Hospital Sapele.’
Continuing, Dr. Nwoko added, ‘I am also aware that there are ongoing projects been sponsored by DESOPEDEC, which I was told will accommodate the dental clinic, accident and emergency ward and is expected to be completed March 2020.
There is also another project been executed by Chevron/Agip joint venture which will house maternal and children’s ward.
At this juncture, I want to call on other health facilities to attract the support of corporate organization operating in their domain to assist them in providing some of the facilities they need to operate Government will always perform its statutory duties, but corporate organizations also has an obligation to contribute to the development of health care facilities in the host communities.’
Conclusively, Dr. Nwoko said, ‘having seen the busy nature of this facility, the neatness of the environment and the mutual relationship between staff, I want to commend the CMD, the management and staff of the Centre, a lot is being done here, we will encourage you to continue to do your best because success is not a destination but a journey and you are on the right track to achieving the healthcare delivery service index of the State Government, which is the provision of efficient, quality, accessible and affordable healthcare delivery service.
Once again, thank you very much for your resounding efforts.’
Also basking in joyful euphoria, Dr Patrick Onwuachi, in his interactions with the press, commeded His Excellency, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for spikes of transformation recorded in the health sector, which shows clearly that he has kept to his campaign promises.
He also commeded the management and staff of the health facility for the marvelous job they are doing, he however charged them never to allow the stress of the job to come between them and patients and their families.
His words, ‘I want to commend you for the good work you are doing and also urge you not to lower your guard.
Most importantly, I want to encourage you to understudy the Patient Centre Care as was recently proclaimed by His Excellency, this simply implies that under no circumstances should you allow stress and pressures of the work to come between you and patients and their family members. You must always try to be friendly with your patients.’ He concluded.
The visit to Central Hospital Sapele, was the culmination of the activities of the monitoring team for the day.
Earlier, the team had visited Ogharafe 1 and 2 PHC, PHCs at IJomi, and Mosogar, and also the Cottage Hospital, Mosogar, where Dr. Nwoko admonished staff to redouble efforts to put the facilities under them into optimal use.’