The Star (Nairobi)

25 June 2014

Kenya: Kiambu to Hire 285 Nurses

Speaking during the launch of the Langata dispensary maternity ward, Health executive Jonah Mwangi said the county government has resolved to employ the medics in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services in health centres.

Mwangi said the shortage of nurses has caused congestion in the facilities. He said the county government is determined to address the issue by bringing in more health workers.

"We want to make health services efficient. Our people's health is our concern," Mwangi said. He said the county government will ensure there is enough medicine.

Mwangi said the move will help them address the increasing rate of infant deaths in the county and reduce the cost incurred by residents on medical services.

" We want to put an end to the medical crisis that has been experienced in some parts of the county due to lack of drugs," Mwangi said.

Kiu ward representative Margaret Mwambo said the area has been vulnerable to typhoid and diarrhea due to lack of clean water.

She thanked the county government for digging a borehole that is producing 56,000 liters of water per hour. Mwambo said the water is serving 150,000 residents in the area.

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