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SPECIAL REPORT  FNPH Benin Inducts Newly Employed

The Management of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Benin City organized a two-day induction ceremony for her newly employed 75 staff. The orientation ceremony held on Thursday, 8th and Friday 9th, February, 2018, at the hospital’s Conference Hall, Uselu. Also present were the Management team, Resource Persons and other invitees. The Medical Director, Dr. Sunday O. Olotu, who was represented by Dr. Imafidon O. Agbonile (Head of Clinical Services Department), during the opening ceremony welcomed the new staff and admonished them to be worthy Ambassadors of the institution by imbibing the right attitude to service delivery. He posited that the employment exercise was based on merit and Federal Character Principle. In her welcome address, Princess O. Akenzua, the Head of the Administration Department of the Hospital gave details of the induction process, and congratulated the new staff on their successful employment after a rigorous competitive interview. She however expressed optimism that they would be useful assets; and urged them to key into the culture and values of the hospital. The following talks featured with question and answer sessions: • The Role of Nurses in the Hospital; • The Patient and Occupational Therapy; • General Administration Procedures/Functions, Appointment, Promotion and discipline; • The Role of Pharmacist in Patient Care; • The Patient, Caregivers and Social Care in the Hospital; • Drug Addiction Awareness; • Public Service Rules (leave, misconduct, disciplinary issues, and work ethics etc.); and • Health and Safety Issues in the Hospital The Medical Director in his closing remark advised the inductees to focus on the job which they were employed for. To round off the event, the inductees were taken on a guided tour of both sites (i.e. Uselu and Permanent) of the hospital.