Health min­is­ter chal­lenges staff to lift their per­for­mance

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The Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices, Dr Ifer­eimi Waqain­a­bete, re­minded his min­istry staff that qual­ity and ef­fi­cient health­care ser­vices should be the pri­or­ity of the min­istry.

He is­sued this chal­lenge to the staff mem­bers of the min­istry while brief­ing them on the new ini­tia­tives that the min­istry will now em­bark on to pro­vide ro­bust health­care ser­vice de­liv­ery. Dr Waqain­a­bete high­lighted that his very first con­cern was the pro­vi­sion of com­fort­able work­sta­tions for the staff so that they can dis­charge their du­ties dili­gently and ef­fi­ciently.

“As se­nior man­agers of the min­istry you must en­sure that the health fa­cil­i­ties are main­tained and re­sourced well to at­tract peo­ple to choose the health depart­ment as their first choice of work”, he said.

Dr Waqain­a­bete also di­rected the health staff to fur­ther strengthen health ser­vices as a way for­ward to ad­dress the needs of the peo­ple. “While I ac­knowl­edge your hard work, I want to re­mind you that you should be very pro­fes­sional with your work, which will even­tu­ally meet the ex­pec­ta­tion of the pa­tients as they look upon us.” The Health Min­istry has en­vi­sioned a ma­jor lift in the health ser­vice pro­vi­sion with more staff po­si­tions to be cre­ated to in­crease the doc­tors/nurses to pa­tient ra­tio to in­ter­na­tional ac­cepted lev­els.

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