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WHY DISCARD SOMTHING AS BEAUTIFULS AS THIS IF NOT FOR PERSONAL GAIN!!!! contd..

Last week we published part of  the findings of the presidential committee on the harmonization of the health sector,if you missed that, click

http://mypharmacymydream.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/why-discard-somthing-as-beautifuls-as-this-if-not-for-personal-gain/

today we will look at the;

1. THE  NEGATIVE  IMPACT  OF  DISHARMONY  ON THE  PROMPT,  PLEASANT,  EFFECTIVE  AND EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE

2. THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS

THE  NEGATIVE  IMPACT  OF  DISHARMONY  ON THE  PROMPT,  PLEASANT,  EFFECTIVE  AND EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE

    It  has  been  established  from  the  foregoing  that there  is  disharmony in the health sector. The reasons for the phenomenon  have  also  been  well  articulated,  even  though  they  may  not exhaustive.   There  is  no  doubt  that  disharmony  in  the  health sector has a negative impact on the prompt, pleasant, effective and efficient  delivery  of  health  care  to  those  needing  it.  The  infighting  among  different  health  professional  groups has  eroded the needed  team spirit for effective and efficient service delivery.
Lack  of  cooperation  and  collaboration  amongst  health professionals  has  led  invariably  to  poor  research  efforts  and  results, and ultimately, to poor productivity. The  disharmony in  training  institutions  has  resulted  in  a  drop  in  the quality  of  trained  personnel,  giving  rise  to  half  baked professionals.   A natural concomitant of this phenomenon is poor service delivery  in all its ramifications. And internationally, it has downgraded our health indices and given negative perception of ourtrainees and  all the professions. Thus, there is need for concurrent training of all  healthcare professionals  in  the  same  school  to  enhance  team  spirit on graduation.

RECOMMENDATIONS
1.  To  ensure  that  all  health  professionals  have  equal opportunities of rising to the peak of their careerin line with their  Schemes  of  Service,  the Committee  recommends  the  creation  of  more Directorates in the Tertiary Hospitals.
2.  The  Committee  recommends  that  Cap  463  LFN,  which is  the  principal  instrument  regulating  the  operations  of  the  Teaching Hospitals, should be reviewed.
3.  In  a  similar  vein,  the  Committee  recommends  that action  should  be  expedited  on  giving  legal  backing  to  the  Federal  Medical Centres and Specialty Hospitals which currently operate  without enabling laws.
4.  The  post  of  Chief  Medical  Director/Medical  Director  should  be  re-designated  as  Chief  Executive  Officer  (CEO)  and  made  open  to  all  Health  professionals  with  proven  competence  and managerial expertise.
5.  All  form  of  discrimination  capable  of  hindering  capacity  enhancement  of  any  group  of  professionals  should  be discarded.  Accordingly, government  is  encouraged  to  work  with  National  Universities Commission (NUC) to enhance professional capacity  and development by allowing Universities/ Training  Institutions  run  degree  programmes  that  are  relevant  to  the  various  Professionals in Health Institutions.
6.  Necessary  machinery  should  be  set  in  motion,  and the  process  fast  tracked,  to  have  an  approved  Scheme  of Service  for
cadres  that  are  yet  to  have  them  and  review  existing  ones  as found necessary.
7.  All Chief Executives of Tertiary Health Institutions should  be  directed  by  government  to  faithfully  implement  existing Schemes of Service.
8.  To stem the disharmony arising from discrimination in the  remuneration  and  pay  relativities  of  health  workers,  the  Committee  recommends  that  government  should  implement  recommendations  of  previous  Committees  on  remuneration  and pay relativities.
9.  The Committee believes that equitable representation of all  health  professional  groups  on  Management  Boards  would  give
each and every member of the  health team a sense  of belonging and  guarantee  industrial  harmony  in  the  health  sector.  The  Committee  therefore  recommends  that  all  encumbrances  to  having a balanced representation of all health professional groups on Management Boards of Tertiary Health Institutions should be  removed.
10.  On  the  structure  of  the  Federal  Ministry  of  Health,  the  Committee  recommends  that  it  should  be  restructured in  a manner  that  will enhance  the  career  prospects  of  all  health professionals  and  allow  them  to  rise  to  their  peak  in  line  with  establishment guidelines and requirements. ….TO BE CONTD

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