New Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), Dr Adekunle Ebenezer Ajayi, has assured that all issues that made the health facility erstwhile notorious for crises will no longer rear their heads.
Ajayi said he had brought on board a leadership with human face whereby all staff, patients and community would have sense of belonging and enjoy peace and mutual respect.
The Associate Professor of Medicine, who spoke with journalists at Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, shortly after his kinsmen, under the umbrella of the Omo Igogo Progressive Union, held a reception for him and Moba Council Chairman, Mr Femi Ayeni, said there were no more issues between staff, host community and the management of the teaching hospital.
He said: “Conflicts are inevitable where you have people. But we are in position of leadership to manage conflicts. By the grace of God, FETHI is redirected now on the path of peace. We are making the people first.
“My aim or vision is to run an hospital that caters for the people. An hospital that is peaceful and respect others. Everyone will have his or her respect. The welfare of the people will be the focus of our leadership. In place here now is a leadership that has human face for the cleaners, health assistants, junior staff and all category of staff. Doctors will respect the nurses and nurses will respect the laboratory scientists and all staff will respect the patients. Also, the host community would be well taken care of.
“I want everyone to know that the teaching hospital is back to life. We are all waiting to serve them. We are being paid to serve them. The doctors, nurses, health attendants and laboratory sciences are waiting for them to come. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. I am sure that by the time they come they will go back and evangelize to them that the teaching hospital is now back to life, “he said
It would be recalled that the Federal Teaching Hospital was engulfed in several crises between staff and management and as well between the institution and its host community, leading to agitation that ousted the former CMD, Dr Lawrence Majekodunmi.
A former CMD of the facility, Dr (Mrs.) Ololade Ojo, advised Ajayi to pay prior attention to the welfare of staff and the needs of patients and the host community if he wanted his administration to be successful, impactful and crisis-free