Commissioner Charges Hospital Mgts To Maximize Potentials

Management of hospitals in the state have been charged to maximize the potentials of the facilities for optimum service delivery. The commissioner for health, Professor Augustine Umoh, gave the charge during his familiarisation visit to the General Hospital,Iquita Oron ,recently. Umoh stressed that he was very impressed with the sanitary condition of the hospital, especially considering the fact that his visit to the hospital was not scheduled. The commissioner noted that the basic components of what made a general hospital was intact, but decried that those components were not harnessed for maximal functionality of the hospital. He pointed out that the state government had committed huge resources to the renovation and re-equipping of the facility ,but lamented that some of the equipment were not effectively being put to use. Umoh observed that there was need to build capacity to man the machines even as he stressed that every equipment that was installed had to be maximally utilized. The commissioner said that the aim of his visit was to have a first hand idea on the daily running of the hospital and submitted that although the hospital was doing well, there was still room for improvement. The medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Noah, extolled the commissioner for taking out time to visit the hospital. He said he had noted the concerns of the health boss and would work towards attaining maximal utilization of the hospital. With the commissioner were the chairman of Hospitals Management Board, Dr. David Udo Umoh, permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr Patrick Essiet, as well as the directors.

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