The Ogun State Government, on Thursday, advised medical
personnel on its payroll to shun act of private practice while on duty to avoid revenue leakages and justify the government’s huge investment in the health sector.
The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Hospitals Management
Board, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro gave this charge while leading a team on a monitoring visit to the State Hospital, Isara, and General Hospital, Iperu.
Dr. Aigoro, in a statement signed by the HMB’s Press
Officer, Mrs. Adebukola Adekanmbi said the delivery of efficient services
depend on the availability of human and material resources, adding that
concentration, focus, and patience of the staff in health facilities would help the government achieve its goal of improving the health status of the people.
“Indeed, you need to do away with a private
practice, especially at the expense of the government, you should realize that this is what you are being paid for. And this job needs concentration, focus, and patience. So, you need not leave your job and attend to other people at your private hospitals,” he said.
Dr. Aigoro, who charged them on prudency, maintenance
of health facilities and equipment, said the procurement of Haematology
Analyzers for Haematology works and Non-Selective Electrodes for Chemistry was imperative to provide specialized services and assured that more equipment needed in various hospitals would be provided across the three Senatorial Districts for prompt service delivery.
Responding, the Medical Director at the State Hospital,
Isara, Dr. Bankole Durojaiye said the visit of the monitoring team was timely, noting that the routine exercise would help x-ray its needs and encourage members of staff to improve on their output in health care service delivery.
On his part, his counterpart at the General Hospital, Iperu, Dr. Obasoji Olorundami gave kudos to the government for deeming it fit to assess the hospitals across the state, promising that the hospital would continue to deliver efficient services.