The County Government through the ministry of health and the public service board has employed 167 new medical staff who will be deployed across the county.
The new medical recruits will ease the burden in the health sector which has had a lot of complains from wananchi on the unavailability of doctors when they go to the health centres.
Speaking when receiving the new employees, the governor Dr. David Nkedianye said the new recruits will ease and improve the services offered to wananchi.
“Today we are here to welcome and commission more than 160 new staff in the health sector, we also have 77 staff from ESP and our medical clinics have been going through a difficult time due to lack of personnel.” Said Nkedianye
He added that the county government is spending a lot in the health sector especially on salaries.
“In the health sector we have been spending 650 million a year on salaries and now it will increase to 823 million annually. We want our people to get better services in every single part of this county.” Added the governor
Dr. Nkedianye added that every ward is going to benefit from the new recruit and that the community need to receive them well.
The county government also employed 12 instructors for the polytechnic across the county who will help provide the required skills to the students joining the institutions.
The governor later wish the class eight pupils the best of luck as they do their KCPE exams.