Kenya to hire 1,500 nurses

Stanley Wabomba, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, June 12, 2010 The ministry of medical services will employ 1,500 nurses in the coming financial year in a bid to address the shortage of nurses in the country's health facilities according to the permanent secretary Professor James ole Kiyiapi. The PS said so far, the government has absorbed all the 3,000 nurses who had been hired on contract through various donor funded projects adding that the ministry was in the process of absorbing the remaining 800 nurses on contract. Speaking in Kapsabet, the PS said already the government had budgeted funds for the hiring of the personnel in the just read budget. ... Kenya