Chief Nursing Officer handing over the item
By Kadrie Koroma – MOHS
The Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery Services has donated a Desk Top Commuter, Accessories and a Printer to the Matron’s officer of the Koidu Government Hospital under the Grievance Redress Mechanism at a ceremony held at the hospital ground in Kono district.
Handing over the item, the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Matron Mary Fullah said the Directorate is working with the World Bank to institute the Grievance Redress Mechanism that has been working for so many months now.
She disclosed that the Directorate has trained Nurses, District Health Sisters and Matrons on grievance redress that is so much hindering the progress of nursing care within their facilities.
Matron Mary Fullah stated that to address the issue, the have procure in collaboration with the World Bank 22 Desk Top Computers, Accessories and Printers which will be one for each Matron’s office across the country. She added that the Matrons being the Focal person of the Grievance Redress Mechanism in their facilities, will now be able to develop a data base for grievance redress, adding that at the end of year, they will be able to tell whether they did well in addressing grievances among health care workers or need to improve on standards or to forward some of the grievances to national level.
She commended the World Bank for the support and admonished the Matron to use the computer for its intended purpose. She added that similar donation will be made to all the hospital across the country.
Receiving the item, the District Medical Officer, Kono, Dr. Gerald Younge thanked the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for the effort in procuring the computers and even brought them to Kono, send a clear message that the computer must be used for it intended purpose.