The eighth forum of directors of human resources at the South Pars, Jam and Parsian operating companies was held in Assaluyeh with a view to examining healthcare and treatment issues.
Delivering the opening speech to the event, Mehrdad Hosseinzadeh, PIHO director in Bushehr Province, presented a report on the activities of this center, saying: "This center covers all industrial and non-industrial zone in Jam and Assaluyeh with a 64-bed hospital and 42 centers."
He said that Phases 22, 24, 15, 19 and 13 of South Pars are to be covered with necessary services in the current calendar year.
"Last year, nearly 9,000 clients referred to the healthcare center. Due to such big level of referral, we are planning to develop Tohid Hospital in cooperation with the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) in Jam. We hope to be able to provide better services under the aegis of local managers' support," said Hosseinzadeh.
He touched on the presence of employees and their families in PIHO-run areas, saying: "One of the most important concerns is the issue of education, healthcare and treatment. It should be also acknowledged that except for the Ministry of Petroleum, no other organ is providing healthcare services in this zone. Therefore, we are seeking to provide the best services."
Mehdi Yousefi, CEO of Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ), heaped praise on the PIHO Bushehr office, saying: "Important measures have been undertaken in the healthcare sector. Services have grown significantly both in terms of quantity and quality, but the employees are concerned with the physical and mental health of themselves and their families. Given the significance of human resources, this important issue must be dealt with more seriously."
Habibollah Samie, CEO of PIHO, said human resources managers are "patience stone" of employees, adding that communicating the employees' demands is very important.
"Human resources are like assets of every organization. Removing their concerns in different fields means respecting their rights. PIHO feels compelled to provide the best possible services to them," he said.
Samie referred to the purchase of bus ambulance and its equipment to deal with burning incidents.
"The presence of PIHO in operating zones has been emphasized. Providing minimum healthcare services to employees tops the agenda and we must know that PIHO has taken into consideration preventive measures in addition to providing healthcare services," he said.
Samie offered gratitude to the PSEEZ managers for their cooperation with PIHO, saying: "In light of the possibility of accidents in the petroleum industry, PIHO plans to establish emergency centers in order to provide best rescue and relief services immediately."
Amir Qaempanah, director of human resources at PIHO, touched on Ministry of Petroleum policies in hiring new manpower.
"Our objective is to provide suitable services and for that important objective managers of companies are required to close ranks," he said.
Teimour Jadidoleslami, director of human resources at PSEEZ, thanked CEP and human resources manager of PIHO and reiterated issues highlighted by speakers.