300 to be employed as Nairobi county launches queue management system
Nairobi county government will employ more than 300 health workers to help cushion the workforce deficit in the county hospitals.
This will mark the first phase of the planned employment of 2,500 workers in all the county health facilities.
Governor Mike Sonko on Thursday said the county is determined to address the deficit in the county’s health sector.
The new employees will be distributed equally across all the 39 health facilities in the county.
Those to be employed are 260 nurses and clinical officers, and 60 medical officers.
“We are going to advertise these jobs and we expect them to be on duty as early as February next year,” Sonko said.
The next phase of employment will be done in June next year and another 500 health officers will be employed.
Nurses and clinical officers who have been working as interns and volunteers will be given priority.
The Governor further ordered that the agreement reached a fortnight ago between the county and health workers be effected without delay.
All promotion letters have now been issued to all the health officers as the county prepares for the second phase of promotions.
The Governor was speaking during the official launch of the Queue Management System at the Mama Lucy Hospital in Embakasi.
The Sh5 million system, which was installed in September, will ease congestion at the facility that serves close to 1,200 patients a day.
The new system allows patients to meet a vendor when they come in, pick a ticket number which is collected at various clinics in the hospital.