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LASG tasks healthcare providers on qualitative innovations

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The Lagos State Health Commission on Friday advised healthcare providers to ensure qualitative innovations targeted at excellent medical interventions across the public health facilities in the state.

The Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Dr Benjamin Eniayewun, gave the advice when he led an 11-man delegate to Ikorodu and Gbagada General Hospitals.

Dr. Benjamin Eniayewun, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Service Commission.

The delegates were on a continuous assessment tour of public health facilities in line with Hospitals’ Transformation Support Initiative.

Eniayewun said that reformation of public health facilities was paramount for optimal patients’ satisfaction.

He said: “We plan on bringing academic to medical practice in the state.

“Therefore, transformation on medical procedures across our hospitals, should commence without deterrent, alongside innovations, which transient from time to time.

“These should all be targeted at patients’ satisfaction, using time span to meet up demand for excellent service delivery based on the initial Transformation Agenda approved by the commission.

“Entrepreneurial skills should enhance active servitude and this initiative certainly cuts across capacity building innovations, using a master plan aligned by brief-by-brief approach, together with hard work for undiluted productivity.

The permanent secretary said that such progression would trigger an array of professional workforce, which invariably would enhance productivity across the hospitals.

“Patients need great service with more consultants that will encourage greater inputs and yielded results on services being rendered, if more work, which brings rewards, were exerted on every task.

“Gone are the days of laxity, the order of the day now are based on performance, which trigger active commitment.

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“Advocacy should be solely placed on progressive roundtable discussion, using growth mindset,” Eniayewun said.

Also, Dr Funmilola Eso, the Commission Deputy Director of Medical Services, said findings from patients showed that the hospital was qualified for accreditation on the scheme.

“As part of the moves to get adequate feedback, the commission commenced assessment via links on WhatsApp, using patients’ mobile contacts.

“A check on this process, acquainted on feedback of communication pattern and possible redress mechanism, done across all Clinical Departments of the hospital, deduced that Ikorodu is qualified to be accredited.

‘However, remodification of operations is being required.

“Accurate directional signage are required for first time visitors, infrastructure in use, must be modernised.

“Workforce across all cadres and departments should embrace capacity upgrade and a proper clean-up schedule with sporadic supervision should be incorporated,” she said.

Eso, however, recommended an holistic upgrade on the ambience of other structures within the hospital.

The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Taiwo Hassan, reiterated the hospital’s commitment to bracing up to the challenge of qualitative delivery.

The Gbagada General Hospital was applauded for the total uplift of its yet to be completed Accident and Emergency Centre. (NAN)

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