Gov. Waititu hires 40 new doctors to ease shortage in Kiambu health sector.


In a bid to address staff shortage and efficiency in the Kiambu county health sector, Governor Fertinard Waititu has hired 40 new doctors who will start work immediately. 
Among those recruited included 20 medical Officers, 10 Anaesethists and 10 Radiographers. 

The new staff who will be deployed in level 4 and 5 hospitals will help ease the workload and consequently improve service delivery in our health facilities, which currently receive over 10,000 patients daily. They will work in theatre, radiology department (MRI, CT scan, mammograms X-ray ultrasound) and other departments.

Waititu said this recruitment drive was part of his government's efforts to manage the shortage of medical staff . He also said now the newly installed machines in Kiambu’s health facilities will continue working without no delays as most of the new doctors specialize on them.
He added that they had recently employed 150 nurses  and will continue until sanity the sector was adequately staffed.
He appealed to the new medics to use their expertise to enhance quality health services adding that his county government will do everything possible to ensure all hospitals were well stocked with the necessary drugs as well ensuring that staff salaries were paid on time.

However, governor Waititu who was accompanied by Kiambu CEC for Health Mary Kamau warned the medics against involving themselves in corruption saying any manner of corruption will never be tolerated.
"Human resource for health is a key pillar in achieving Universal Heath Coverage and Kiambu County is working hard to achieve this.I'd like them to know that I hold the Medical career dearly for the role medics play in saving lives. I hope they will remain steadfast and focused to deliver services to Kiambu people,"said the governor.
Waititu said that his administration had received complaints from the public that some medics have been referring patients to go and buy medicine in their pharmacies while the hospitals had the best machines and enough drugs.
CEC Mary Kamau warned that no chemists will be allowed to operate near their health facilities as they had contributed to corruption with patients being sent to buy medicine at these clinics despite the health facilities having enough medication.
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