FCTA Inaugurates Hospital Management Committees, warns against Negligence

By: Ben Ukeji and Badaru Yakasai

Determined to implement reforms aimed at rejuvenating the Health sector for efficient and quality service delivery to residents of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), authorities of the FCT Administration has warned workers across it’s hospitals against truancy and negligence .

Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Abubakar Tafida, gave the warning during the inugauration of Committees of FCT Hospitals Thursday, in Abuja.
Tafida, who said the newly constituted Committees were part of reforms targeted towards efficient and transparent management of the hospitals, insisted that the Administration will no longer tolerate dereliction of duty by hospitals workers.
He also disclosed that as part of the reforms being religiously pursued by the Administration in the health sector, Consultants have been stationed at the hospitals with a view to revamping the Radiology Unit.

The Secretary, therefore , called for the support of all stakeholders in order to actualize the lofty ideas and reforms for better service delivery.
According to him, the Hospital Management Board Act of 2019, is very clear as regards the composition and responsibilities of each member of the committees.

While reaffirming the commitment of the FCTA, in the provision of necessary equipments to the hospitals, Tafida, noted that FCT is doing much better in managing its hospitals compared to other states in the country.

Also speaking at the occasion, Director – General, FCT Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, said some of the reforms and measures taken to revamp the management of the Hospitals include approval granted for the replacement of retired personnel.

Kawu, stated that the reforms in the Drugs and Services Reform Fund (DSRF), through the provision of seed-stock and partnering with some development partners with a view of securing financial support, is another milestone being achieved in the health sector.
Abuja Digest reports that with this inauguration, all the FCT Hospitals now have Management Committees headed by the Medical Directors for improved service delivery.