Pay rise ‘key to retaining nurses’

Daily Nation, July 13, 2010 A “sweetener” may be in store for nursing graduates willing to work in rural areas. It could include a salary increment of up to 30 per cent plus several other attractive incentives. According to the Human Resource Development Sector Report 2010, the government plans to build and equip hospitals in each of the 260 districts and provide personnel for about 1,000 facilities put up through the Constituency Development Fund. However, it has been grappling with the issue of how to retain health workers, especially nurses, in rural areas. ... Pay