New strategies to deliver improved and efficient health services to all Fijians must be implemented and as such appropriate planning needs to be adopted.
This was the challenge laid down by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete while addressing senior managers of the Ministry at Holiday Inn.
He further said that health services continues to demand for innovative ideas to address patient needs therefore a vibrant and robust health system needs to be established to counter such calls.
“What we did in the past is okay, it worked but there is a call for change now and we need to change strategically to quickly capture the expectations of the society and deliver accordingly,” Minister Waqainabete said.
The two days meet is expected to assist and motivate Senior Managers to act on their vision (leadership, change, and continuing professional development) to encourage and help them to see their weaknesses and overcome the obstacles to pursue the Ministry’s vision of “A healthy population”.
Another issue raised was the call for professional development to ensure the staff is competent in their profession.
This will enhance their knowledge and continue to make meaningful contribution to the team to be more effective in the workplace.