Dr Alex Maiangwa, the newly appointed Chief Medical Director (CMD), Taraba Specialist Hospital, Jalingo, on Friday promised improved service delivery.
Maiangwa made the promise in Jalingo while receiving a hand over note from his predecessor, Dr Joel Rimande.
He pledged to ensure that patients’ satisfaction would be central to his administration.
He said effective policies would be implemented to give patients full components of service in the hospital.
“The motto of this hospital is putting patients first; it did not say putting the management first.
“I intend to ensure that our patients get effective services right from the gate of this hospital to each and every department they will come across. My objective is to serve them well,” Maiangwa said.
However, the CMD noted that there were a lot of challenges in the hospital, but assured the staff that he would work tirelessly to improve their welfare.
Maiangwa, a Consultant Obstetric Gynaecologist, solicited for maximum cooperation from the workers to lead them effectively.
The CMD thanked Gov. Darius Ishaku for finding him worthy of the appointment, promising that he will not betray the trust reposed in him.
Earlier, Rimande described Maiangwa as a worthy successor endorsed by the hospital’s board.
“I am very happy for the appointment of my former deputy as the new CMD.
“I would have been sad if the appointment had gone to someone new to this hospital because I will have to start taking him round to put him through on so many things.
“Besides, Maiangwa has been a loyal colleague who worked assiduously with me for the development of this hospital.
“I urge you to support him because we share the same dream of making this hospital one of the best in the country,” said the out gone CMD. (NAN)