The Alimosho General Hospital has held a retirement ceremony for five members of its staff, who recently retired from active service, in view of their immense contributions in quality healthcare delivery to patients and progress of the hospital.
Speaking during the event held within the hospital premises in Igando, the Medical Director of the Facility, Dr. Madewa Adebajo, affirmed that the retirees had served the State government meritoriously and, as such, deserve to be celebrated by the hospital.
He commended the retiring staff for their integrity, hard work and diligence in carrying out their assigned duties and responsibilities while in service, stressing that their exemplary conduct is worthy of emulation by other healthcare personnel.
Dr. Adebajo enjoined all government employees, especially healthcare givers, to be steadfast in their duties and always be mindful of the legacy they leave behind or what they will be remembered for, adding that “A time will come when the years of service, no matter how long, will come to an end”.
“It is important for those in the medical circle to see their day to day activities as a service to humanity. As a Medical Officer, you come in contact with a lot of people and an opinion is always formed about you in every encounter. This is what will determine the perception that people will eventually have of you whenever and wherever they come in contact with you again”, he added.
The Medical Director, therefore, advised the entire workforce of the hospital to be kind and humane to one another and show a high level of understanding and empathy with members of the public such that their good deeds will outweigh their lapses.
The representative of the Public Service Office at the event, Mrs. Temitope Ojelabi, advised the retired health officers to pay more attention to their health and take adequate care of themselves by indulging in a quality lifestyle in order to remain healthy and agile in retirement.
She also urged the health workers to continue contributing to the various ongoing reforms initiated in the health sector by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration through their official responsibilities of prioritising the health of the citizens.
Responding on behalf of all the retirees, the former Director, Pharmaceutical Department, Alimosho General Hospital, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Bosede Chukwuma thanked everyone present at the event and advised all civil servants still in active service to be diligent and hardworking while striving for self-development in their various duty posts.
Other retired officers include Dr. Saba Taiwo Jamiu, Mrs. Kolawole Ganiyat, Mrs. Adekunle Agbeke and Mrs. Fayombo Oluremi.