Mabeo Commends Thamaga Hospital Staff

| June 17, 2015

Thamaga Primary Hospital workers have been applauded for delivering up to standard services despite the appalling environment they work in.

Speaking during his recent visit to Thamaga Primary Hospital, the MP for the area, Mr Tshenolo Mabeo expressed gratitude that the hospital staff continued to provide quality service to the community they served.

He said his previous impromptu visit to the facility had revealed that most things were in order something that puts the hospital in good shape. MP Mabeo, who is also the transport and communications minister promised the staff that issues affecting the hospital would be forwarded to the relevant authorities.

He, however, raised concern about the hospitals’ public toilets which had been out of order for more than three months adding that it was a disturbing situation.

The legislator also called on the hospital management to address the issue, saying it was unhealthy for patients to be using one toilet in an environment that requires healthy standards maintained.

For her part, a hospital employee, Ms Seleiti Kenyafetse decried constant delay in addressing issues affecting staff welfare.

Ms Kenyafetse stated that the delay in forming the Local Works Committee affects their operations drastically as the forum offers a platform where staff welfare issues could be addressed.

The hospital dental therapist, Dr Dube complained about the delay in the transfer of a dental chair from Ramotswa Hospital to Thamaga Primary Hospital.

Meanwhile, the hospital matron, Ms Toro Ditirafalo confirmed that the Local Works Committee had been formed but still awaiting its induction by the ministry.

Regarding issues of unfavourable shifts for drivers, Ms Ditirafalo said the drivers’ shifts operations cannot be changed by the hospital management, as it was a set standard used by other facilities in the country.

She said although she shares their sentiments that moving at night in Thamaga was risky, there was little she could do to address the state of affairs.

Earlier, when briefing the MP, the hospital’s chief medical officer, Dr Bompere Iyeleza decried the depressing environment in which the staff was working under, citing inadequate equipment and office and housing accommodation.

Mr Mabeo also visited Thamaga and Phuting health facilities to get first-hand information on staff welfare and service delivery challenges.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Medical/Health Care

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