The Medical Director/CEO of General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr. Taiwo Hassan, has advised newly deployed Doctors and House Officers to the Department of Surgery to be dedicated, diligent and imbibe all the ethics of medical practice in the discharge of their duties.
Dr. Hassan counselled the medical practitioners during an orientation programme organised by the Department of Surgery for house officers and medical doctors, imploring them to also be conscientious and thorough with their documentation of patients’ treatment records.
He said, “The addition of new standards and policies in medical practice calls for continuous training. Thus, you need to learn as much as you can”.
While noting that the orientation programme was held to educate the new officers on their job schedule as well as enlighten them on the hospital’s code of practice, the Medical Director commended the Surgery Department for organising the laudable programme, stressing that it will serve as an important guide for the participants.
The Director, Clinical Service and Training, Dr. Saliu Oseni, who congratulated the participants for being posted to General Hospital, Ikorodu, walked them through the contents of the department’s House Officers’ Log Book.
He equally disclosed that the department now has a Burns and Plastic Surgeon, which is a plus for both the hospital and the new house officers.
“You are especially lucky to be posted to General Hospital, Ikorodu, because the hospital is rapidly becoming a specialist hospital with the array of consultants in the facility. However, be informed that there is no excuse for ignorance; thus, you should always liaise with your immediate consultant when you are at crossroads”, he advised.
The Deputy Medical Director, Dr. Olufemi Aletan, remarked that the hospital is known for setting the pace for other General Hospitals to follow in the State, just as he revealed that aside from employing various consultants in different departments, the hospital would soon have a Renal Unit.
His words: “The Medical Director of this hospital is moving at a very fast pace. Hence, if you don’t want to be left behind in the transformation going on in the hospital, you need to jump on the moving train”.
Other senior doctors in the Surgery Department, opined that the General Hospital, Ikorodu is the best opportunity the house officers could have to hone their skills during housemanship because it is about the busiest among other General Hospitals in the State.
Meanwhile, the General Hospital, Ikorodu recently held its Year 2022 interdenominational Special Prayer session for all members of staff.
In his address at the event, the Medical Director/CEO implored all erring members of staff to discard all bad attitudes at work and start afresh positively in the New Year to avoid disciplinary actions that could cost them their jobs.
He, however, commended all dedicated members of staff for their hard work over the years, encouraging them to improve their performance in order to enhance service to all clients.