More than 1,600 sacked nurses might be reinstated

Daily Nation, December 17, 2005

The Government gave a strong hint yesterday that the more than 1,600 medical workers sacked recently might be reinstated.

New Health permanent secretary Hezron Nyangito admitted that the sacking of the nurses and clinical officers had adversely affected services in health facilities countrywide.

"Health minister Charity Ngilu is scheduled to address a Press conference on Monday on this contentious issue. I do not want to pre-empt what she will say," Dr Nyangito told journalists after touring Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi yesterday. ... More