Chief Medical Director of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), Professor Adekunle Ajayi, had drawn the curtains on the 8-day training on Health and Safety organised for all cadres of staff within the hospital tagged “Continuous Professional Development Training”.
The programme, which had its focal point on Health and Safety in the Workplace, Infection Control, Manual Handling Theory and Practical, Risk Assessment and Management of Risk and First Aid, was brought to a complementary close on Thursday by the CMD with other Top Management Committee Members present.
Acknowledging the disposition of the present management of the hospital on human capacity building, Dr Afolabi, described the workshop as a unique one that covers all the cadres of workers in the hospital.
The Chief Facilitator, Mr Bisi Oyedele from the United Kingdom, thanked the management for understanding the need for a safe environment to work as a hospital. He assured that the trainees were well equipped to help the management to improve the system as projected for the year 2019.
Meanwhile, in his closing remarks, the CMD expressed satisfaction in the way and manner in which the participants had comported themselves in the course of the exercise and was of the opinion that the programme must have made the participants to understand better that moving and handling patients require certain technicalities than earlier assumed.
He added that what it also takes to clean a hospital very well goes beyond ordinary level certificate and it goes much more beyond broom and bucket carried around.
He said, “I want to thank the resource person, Mr Bisi Oyedele who had facilitated this skill acquisition and it has become part of the developments of the hospital. One of the things we have planned to achieve this year is to add value to the system and to the people.
“We have always said it that we will not be the kind of management that will make the work environment to be tough for the workforce. But we want the work environment to be convenient and comfortable for everybody.
Prof Ajayi lauded the participants who he said had constituted themselves into a special committee on Health and Safety and enjoined them to continue in that spirit to train others.
Stressing the importance of Health and Safety, he noted that certificate of completion of training on Health Safety and Environment (HSE) was always one of the prerequisites for employment in some organizations.
He said obviously the concept of Health and Safety was an important concept not just in the hospital environment but in any work place.
Declaring the session closed, he presented the certificate of participation to all the participants and assured the facilitators that very soon the committee on Health and Safety shall be properly inaugurated after due consultations and evaluation.