The director of human resources at the Petroleum Industry Health Organization (PIHO) has announced plans for allaying concerns and overcoming challenges in order to provide effective services.
Amir Qaem-Panah said the main expectation from the PIHO Directorate of Human Resources was agility of the organization.
“The Directorate of Human Resources has various plans under way in order to allay concerns and overcome challenges for providing best possible services,” he said, adding that the performance of this Directorate affects human resources in the head office, areas under control as well as logistic services.
“In light of insistence by the CEO of PIHO on attracting contractors, the necessary instructions were drawn up in cooperation with the Directorate of Planning and communicated. This directive was put into effect in January thanks to the effective supervision of the Directorate of Human Resources, Directorate of Health, Directorate of Education and Security during four working days at the Bushehr branch of PIHO. We had minimum accountability to regulatory bodies,” said Qaem-Panah.
He added: “We are seeking the implementation of this directive in all areas. After agreement was given for hiring paramedical and service manpower, all applicants are assessed for qualifications.”
He said another plan under way by the Directorate of Human Resources is establishment of an integrated service for human resources management. He added that proposal for this plan had already been approved at the Supreme Council of Informatics.
“It is currently in the process of price inquiry before holding the tender bid,” he added.
Qaem-Panah said the objective behind the establishment of this system was to provide integrated services to staff. “This system is of great help in the drafting of management reports and adoption of decisions by the planning directorate as well as health and macro directorates,” he added.
“By using this system, all areas will be connected to the center and a management dashboard will be put at the disposal of the CEO of PIHO to clarify the updated statistical situation of each area based on human resources,” said Qaem-Panah.
He touched on the concern of the chairman and CEO of PIHO regarding the livelihood of employees working under contracts, saying: “Fortunately we made good achievements in this sector. All PIHO Board members agreed to reconsidering the hardship allowances granted to staff based on their geographical location.”
Qaem-Panah said this plan was set to take effect in the current calendar year.
He said the salaries of employees were reconsidered twice, once involving all staff and in the second time the staff involved in the production chain.
Following correspondence between PIHO and Farzin Minoo, deputy minister of petroleum for management and human resources development, five PIHO-affiliated groups including nurses employed at healthcare centers, hospitals and emergency wards, radiologists and ambulance drivers were covered by this project.
This directive will expand this year as the Administrative Council is being established.
Qaem-Panah said ambulance bus for burning injuries had been launched at Assaluyeh, adding: “With the collaboration of the Directorate of Health, the first ambulance-bus was unveiled during drills in Assaluyeh.”
The ambulance can carry seven injured people at the same time. It is incorporated with one bed for special patients and one for washing and dressing those with burning injuries.
Qaem-Panah said the ambulance would be useful during aid efforts in natural disasters like earthquake and flood as the number of victims often rises. This vehicle can be also used for periodical verification tests and dispatch of medical teams.
He said since the ambulance fleet in various areas was dilapidated and in light of need analysis, PIHO needs 120 ambulances. “Due to restrictions in purchase and economic conditions, based on the Board’s decision, the process of buying 15 ambulances was launched in March.”
He said the new ambulances would be used in Gachsaran, Masjed Soleiman, Bushehr and Aghajari.
Regarding the significance of purchase of these ambulances, he said: “Treating the injured in the early hours of accident is vital and necessary. The facilities at our disposal are type b ambulances and can provide emergency services to the injured in the early hours of accident.”