The Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, Professor Bissallah Ekele has called for improved welfare for Health workers in to enable the country retain “experienced hands” and “reduce medical tourism”.
Professor Ekele made the call at this year’s UATH Staff Award in Abuja.
He said it was incumbent on Government and the private sector to support UATH with “necessary equipment”, facilities and structures to enable it “perform optimally”.
The CMD presented cash prizes and awards of excellence to some staff of the hospital who have distinguished themselves.
He charged them to continue to put in their best, promising that the management would sustain the practice of rewarding hard work.
Chairman, Board of Trustees, UATH, Dr Sam Sam Jaja enjoined the awardees to be “more diligent and committed” in carrying out their duties, assuring management and staff alike of the Board’s support in transforming the hospital in line with “best global practices” to enable it deliver health care services.
Some of the awardees, Nimfa Zwalbong and Muhammed Garba, who thanked the management for recognizing them, promised to always put in their best.
High point of the event was the commissioning of the Composite Pathology Laboratory and the Aisha Buhari Trauma Centre.
Reporting by Rabi Bako; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor