Speakers at a day’s Peer Review Conference at Winneba, have expressed the need for both government and private healthcare employees to work harder to improve and maintain high standards of healthcare.
They said they were optimistic that when the target is achieved, the citizenry would be strong and healthier at all times to make excellent contributions towards the attainment of national goals.
The speakers included, Mr Francis Kofi Tagoe, Efutu Municipal Chief Executive, Dr Kweku Karikari, Acting Central Regional Director of Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Dr Stephen Anyomi, Deputy Regional Director of GHS.
The meeting afforded participants drawn from the various government and private healthcare facilities in the Region, the opportunity to review their performances and forge ahead with workable strategies.
Mr Tagoe said that although health care providers in the region have been doing well over the years to raise the health status of the people, there is more room for improvement.
He expressed the hope that the conference would serve a useful purpose since participants would use the experiences and knowledge gained to make the necessary amendments to raise standards expected.
Mr Tagoe called for co-operation, mutual understanding, unity, obedience, and respect for authority, among health workers.
He said the superior officers should also ensure orderly and effective operation of facilities.
He said government would do all within its capabilities to encourage and fully support the good initiatives the health sector would embark upon.
This includes the move initiated by the organisers of the Peer Review Conference to better the operations of the healthcare facilities, which is principally geared towards raising the general health status of the people.
Mr Tagoe assured the management of the Coast For Christ Baptist Hospital at Sankor, a suburb of Winneba, that plans are underway to rehabilitate the road linking the Hospital and the main Essuekyir – Winneba Tow road.
Dr Kakari and Dr Anyomi explained that the peer review exercise was not meant to declare the winner and vanquish, but more importantly, to enable healthcare services providers in the Region to put up more credible performances to meet national standards.