Evaluation of performance of employees in brgy health centers sought
COUNCILOR Edna M. Dahino, chair of the City Council committee on women and family relations on Thursday proposed the creation of a position or appointment of an employee to evaluate the performance of medical personnel including midwives in barangay health centers.
During the joint meeting of the committees on women and on health chaired by Councilors Dahino and Maria Lourdes S. Gaane, members discussed the report of Councilor Lordan Suan regarding the complaint of parents of a newborn child regarding alleged negligence of health workers which resulted in the baby’s death.
Councilor Dahino said the HRMO should conduct an actual evaluation of employees assigned in barangay health centers.
“That should be evaluated para makita nato how these people really serve tungod kay kinabuhi ang katumbas ani,” she stressed.
Monalisa Cainglet of HRMO said the office is handling the Organizational Performance Commitment Review (OPCR) of every department for the performance evaluation of employees as directed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
She said employees have to accomplish their Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR) to appraise individual performance in the OPCR’s target.
Dahino expressed her appreciation to HRMO, however, she suggested the hiring of personnel to evaluate the actual performance of employees.
“We really need actual performance management of employees. If we do not know the behavior of our employees we do not know where to improve,” Dahino said.
Meanwhile, acting City Health Officer Dr. William Bernardo assured the complainant that the city is now undergoing a formal investigation of the incident.
“The final verdict has not have been out as of the moment,” he said.
For her part, a representative of the City Legal Office (CLO) said the office already asked authority from the Office of City Mayor to conduct a preliminary investigation.
She said the possible charge and sanction to be imposed against the midwife would be gross neglect of duty, and if proven guilty, automatic dismissal.
Councilor Gaane requested the CLO to fast-track the proceedings to determine the sanction or penalty to be given to the erring health worker.
Councilor Suan and Councilor Reuben Daba were present during the meeting.