Staff of the CBC Health Services have been admonished to consolidate and sustain the strides and gains made by the system for posterity, because the health industry is the most complex to manage. Unlike other domains of work, the health industry requires meticulous day-to-day planning in terms of patient care, infrastructure and the right personnel.
Speaking to staff of the Central Administration during morning devotions on July 17, 2021, the Director of Health Services (DHS), Prof. Tih Pius Muffih encouraged the staff to sustain the system with the values he has inculcated into them over the years. Leadership, according to the public health expert, is the single leading cause why all health systems around the world collapse. It is for this reason that the DHS is worried about sustainability.
Another dimension of the health industry is that growth is possible but the collapse is a sudden nose dive when leadership takes a bad decision. “It takes sleepless nights to build a health system that is appreciated by all, and it also takes diligence and hard work to maintain such a system. However, it takes a very short time for it to collapse,” Prof. Tih cautioned.
The DHS harped on the CBCHS vision, which is, ‘Quality Care to All’ as the driver that has taken the health system to an enviable position. This modus operandi looks simple but very difficult to attain without team work and good leadership.
The DHS used the moment to brief the staff on his travels for work and top level meetings.
On behalf of the staff, the Chief of Administration, Mr. Warri Denis thanked the DHS for his fatherly advice and love. The CAF acknowledged the geometric growth, which the CBCHS has witnessed under the leadership of Prof. Tih. He assured the DHS that the staff of the Central Administration in particular and those of the entire system will not fail him. Rev. Mbuh Julius, head chaplain of Nkwen Baptist Hospital prayed for the sustainability of the CBC Health Services.
It should be noted that the CBC Health Services is a veritable health machine in Cameroon only second to the government in health care provision, thanks to the astute leadership of Prof. Tih Pius Muffih. The CBCHS employs over 5000 workers ranging from specialists down the line. It operates in 8 of the 10 regions of Cameroon.