Mbabane – Following the implementation of the Seamless Sincephetelo Strategy 2020/24 in April last year, MVA Fund CEO David Myeni and his management team have promised prudent spending of company resources which will be backed by solid data going forward.
Myeni made these remarks during the official opening of the two day Regional Case Management virtual workshop themed “a comprehensive perspective to a better future”.
He said that the webinar, which is being hosted by the Fund in collaboration with MVA Funds from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana presented a perfect opportunity for discussion on Return to Work interventions for those injured, making it an excellent platform for bench marking and appreciation of regional and global best practice.
He pointed out that in order for each of the Funds to discharge the mandate given to them by their respective governments, cost effective measures had to be introduced in order to ensure that every cent is spent on interventions that add value to the greater good.
“We have streamlined our operations and have created a Business Intelligence department to coordinate accident reporting as well as general data analysis to ensure that the decisions taken by management are informed by solid data.
The lessons we have learnt so far point to the clear conclusion that early intervention in the treatment and rehabilitation process yields better results, and gets accident survivors back on track, and back to a productive life quicker that waiting for them to report incidents many months afterwards.
We are now witnesses to the notion that treatment and rehabilitation that focuses on a holistic approach is the best way to ensure physical, psychological and emotional needs of those injured, and to create a physical environment that accommodates any disability of a claimant arising from a road crash,” he said.
Conference guest speaker Edmund Cheong Peck Huang who is the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer of the Social Security Organization (SocSO) of Malaysia spoke about the journey of rehabilitation within his organisation, especially how they had evolved and the factors behind their continued success as well as their approach on rehabilitation for the future.