Health workers in Ogun State have been charged to be good managers of resources and to be committed to providing effective health care services so as to achieve optimum performance in the state health sector.
The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Hospitals Management Board, Dr Adesanya Ayinde, gave the charge at a two-day training programme organised for medical directors, directors and heads of hospitals across the State, held at the Valley View Auditorium, Abeokuta.
Ayinde explained that team spirit, commitment, and cooperation among hospital staff would result in better performance, which would further improve health care services delivery to the residents of the State.
He enjoined them to shun acts that were 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 Ogun 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 in sustaining high standard in government hospitals.
The Director-General, Public Service Transformation Office, Mr Jola Oyeneye, while delivering his paper titled, Team work and team leadership, described teamwork as collaborative efforts to achieve a common goal, emphasising that cooperation, support, sacrifice, understanding among others, which he listed as good qualities of teamwork, 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, was also the hallmark of a good leader.
A facilitator, Mrs Olatunde Adebiyi, who also presented a paper titled, Tracking of health indices, stressed the importance of data, saying that every activity in government’s health facilities on a daily basis should have a record, which would aid their planning for better performance.