BOOST AS COUNTY PROMOTES HEALTH CARE STAFF
Governor Stephen Sang has promoted and re-designated 147 health workers in a bid to boost their morale and improve service delivery across the county.
The medics were issued with promotion letters as part of the county’s routine promotions aimed at providing employees with opportunities for career progression.
The promotion process continues to adhere to established human resource regulations and guidelines, demonstrating the county’s commitment to further strengthening our healthcare personnel.
Speaking while issuing the letters in Kapsabet, Governor Sang said that the promotion is as part of his commitment to enhance staff retention and attract the best workforce.
He pointed that over the past five years, his administration has significantly expanded the healthcare workforce; recruited 35 Medical Officers, 212 Clinical Officers up from 53, over 200 new Nurses, 90 new lab technicians and 63 new Nutritionists. The county has also consistently retained consultants to enhance service delivery.
This clearly indicates that the county has progressively improved provision of quality health care services across our facilities in the county. Evidently, this can be seen from challenges that the county has addressed in staffing, health infrastructure, equipment and medical supplies.
“I commit to ensure that we complete all ongoing infrastructural works in our health facilities to a logical conclusion and ensure all health facilities provide the services they are supposed to provide at their respective levels,” said the Governor.
“We will further continue ensuring that we improve the terms of service for our healthcare practitioners while at the same time working towards ensuring enhanced staffing of personnel to address the gaps that we have,” he added.
The promoted healthcare workers are drawn from all the cadres in the county’s health department.
The elated healthcare workers thanked Governor Sang and committed to deliver the much-needed services to patients in their respective work stations.
Also present were the Acting CEC for Finance and Economic Planning and the substantive CEC for Sports and Social Welfare Rose Angira, Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation Fredrick Kiptum, Tinderet Ward MCA Hon CPA Paul Birech KMPDU North Rift region officials led by their Chairperson Dr. Darwin Ambuka.