Female Medical Ward of FMC Yola wins 2021 annual productivity award

The Female Medical Ward of the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Yola, has emerged winner of 2021 annual productivity award of the hospital as well as the productivity award for the month of April 2022.

The award was given to the ward on Tuesday at an elaborate ceremony organized by the hospital management to celebrate and reward wards who performed exceptionally well in maintaining sanity and cleanliness of the hospital.

The monthly and annual productivity awards were initiated by the professor Awwal Abubakar led management of the hospital to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services.

Commenting on the rationale of instituting the award, Dr. Sajoh Njidda chairman inspection committee said the major aim of instituting the program is to celebrate nurses as they are highly respected and are special people in the healthcare system.

He said ward assessment committee is a ten man committee set up by the management of the hospital to ensure higiene and cleanliness of the hospital which is a monthly exercise.

Njidda noted that the exercise does not stop only at hygiene and cleanliness of the hospital but also look at other issues like documentation, good record keeping, dressing code of staff etc.

He noted that at the end of every month, the first three topmost wards are recognized and rewarded with a cash token while the scores of the wards are compiled at the end of every year and the overall three winners are also rewarded.

The medical practitioner said although three top performers amongst the wards are singled out for reward, he however noted that every ward is a winner as none scored less than 90 percent.

He said the award was named after a legendary nurse late Maryam Dangtibiya for her dedication and service to the hospital while she was alive.

In his speech, the medical director of the hospital, Professor Awwal Abubakar thanked all the wards for doing an exceptional work.

The MD who was represented by the head of clinical services, Dr. Ahmed Baba said the annual and monthly productivity awards were initiated by the management to enhance efficient and effective service delivery in the hospital.

He said the effort has paid premiums as the hospital has gained a lot of positive comments in the areas of sanity, cleanliness and efficient and effective service delivery.

“I must appreciate our staff, the ward assessment committee under Dr. Sajoh for a wonderful work. I will also like to appreciate the members of staff for their contributions to efficient and effective delivery of services.

“One statement that has been on the lips of visitors to the hospital is that it is clean. Our nurses and cleaners are doing their best. We are seeing tremendous results,” he said.

Also speaking, the chairman of the occasion, Abubakar Umar Iya who is also the chairman of the paupers fund of the hospital expressed gratitude to the management for the wonderful initiative which he said has transformed the hospital.

He noted that nobody will doubt the cleanliness of the hospital adding that for that rare feat, the hospital has earned plaudits and approbations all over Nigeria.

Umar Iya added that the hospital has so far positioned itself as one of the best medical centers in Nigeria calling on it to maintain the tempo for the benefit of the ordinary man.

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