Nurses' sacking takes its toll on health centres

Daily Nation, December 12, 2005

Two health centres in Buret have been closed after five nurses running them were sacked.

District medical officer of health Edward Serem yesterday said the nurses at Saruchet and Butik centres were dismissed two weeks ago. They had been hired on contract.

Mr Serem said the district had a shortfall of 80 nurses and "it would be difficult to deploy some of the staff to these facilities".

The health centres will remain closed indefinitely. ... Nurses