The Medical Director/CEO, General Hospital, Ijede, Dr. Abimbola Sunday Okudero has appealed to new members of staff not to indulge in any form of unwholesome practices and misconduct that could lead to disciplinary actions against them.
Dr. Okudero made the appeal on Thursday at the first orientation ceremony organised for new staff deployed to the facility, stressing that misconduct is outlined in the Lagos State Civil Service rules and could lead to abrupt termination or dismissal from the Service.
His words: “I will not tolerate any act of sharp practice. I frown at it. Anyone who indulges in it will be made to face the Personnel Management Board (Disciplinary Committee) and penalised according to the recommendations of the PMB as the management has zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline”.
The Medical Director informed the newly employed that the primary reason for being employed into the State Civil Service is to serve clients, urging them to put in their best in ensuring all patients are respected, cared for beyond expectations, just as all clients are given prompt attention at all times irrespective of age, sex, colour, religion and tribe.
While maintaining that the new variant of COVID -19 is still ravaging the entire world, Okudero implored the new staff to fully comply with existing safety protocols by wearing facemasks, washing hands regularly, using alcohol-based sanitiser and getting vaccinated.
He also urged them to cultivate the habit of team spirit, dedication, commitment, diligence, honesty and efficiency in the discharge of their duties, noting that these are the hallmarks of the Lagos State Public Service.
In their contributions, the Deputy Medical Director, General Hospital, Ijede, Dr. Olumuyiwa Balogun-Oluwa and Director, Clinical Service and Training, Dr. Babatope Oni, stressed the need for mentoring new staff to imbibe the culture of transparency, professionalism and integrity while discharging their duties as outlined in the culture booklet of the hospital.
On her part, the Head of Health Information Management Services (HIMS), Miss Ololade Bankole, appealed to the newly employed to key into the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) scheme known as Ilera Eko, just as an Ambassador of the Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation (OTCI) at the hospital, Mr. Oluwaseun Odusanya, encouraged the participants to come up with ideas and innovations that would benefit the facility and Lagos State as a whole.