By Stanley Onyekwere
In order to ensure effective service delivery, the Secretary Health and Human Services of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Barr. Amanda Pam called on management and staff of FCT Hospitals to be more proactive in the discharge of their duties.
The Secretary made this call when she visited Kubwa General hospital, in continuation of her familiarisation tour to FCT hospitals, according to a statement jointly signed by spokesmen of the Secretariat, Samuel Reuben Musa and Badaru Yakasai.
She stressed the importance of the management of the hospitals to think outside the box, in order to tackle the challenges of space for expansion and over stretched facilities, in the handling of public hospitals within the FCT.
Pam noted that the biggest challenge facing government owned hospitals in the territory is inadequate space for expansion , due to the daily influx of patients seeking medical care in the territory.
She however observed that it appears that the planners of the nation’s capital did not envisaged that the population will grow rapidly within this short period.
Equally, the Secretary expressed satisfaction with the activities of the Hospital, urging the management to put in more efforts in improving the health services delivery to the FCT residents.
According to her, the management and the entire staff of the hospital that had ensured that in spite of the high number of influx of patients to the hospital from neighbouring states the hospital still gives the best medical care to the teeming patients.
Earlier, while conducting the Secretary round the hospital the Medical Director of the Hospital Dr. Ahmed Danfulani stated that other project successfully executed by the hospital management include online medical record, expansion of the laboratory, modern intensive care unit ( ICU) one stock pharmacy and a wellness clinic among others.
He further explained that the management have successfully executed some projects which include the establishment of online medical record , the expansion of the laboratory department, modern Intensive Care Unit(ICU), one stock pharmacy and wellness clinic amongst others.
Furthermore, the statement added that highlight of the Secretary’s visit was the commissioning of a borehole provided by the management of the hospital to boost water supply to the facility.