Kitui County to governor Charity Ngilu is expected to flag off a team of 108 health workers expected to boost health provision services in the 87 health facilities across the county.
The function will take place at 8am on January 23, outside the offices of the County Health Management Board (CHMB) and will also be attended by CHS Chief Executive Officer Dr Paul Wekesa .
The workers, among them, Clinical Officers, Laboratory Technicians, Pharmacy Technologists, HIV Testing Service Counsellors , HIV Testing Service Coordinators, Adherence Counsellors, Nutritionists and Data Clerks have been hired with support from Center for Health Solutions-Kenya (CHS).
Kitui Health and Sanitation minister Ms Rosaita Ngina said her Ministry and CHS had jointly recruited the staff in a partnership aimed at delivering Governor Kaluki Ngilu’s campaign pledges on provision of healthcare to Kitui people.
“CHS is using a total of KSh 131 million to sustain the staff in a grant that was provided to last from October 2017 to September 2018. Owing to the good performance of the grant, it has been raised from Kes 109 million (2016/17) to Kes 161 million (2017/18), making it possible to increase the staff component.” The minister said.
Additionally, CHS is said to have been supporting the health sector in Kitui since 2016.
In another development, Governor Ngilu will tomorrow hold a meeting with all Kitui Principals. The meeting will also be attended by the Kitui County Commissioner Mr Boaz Cherotich. The Governor is scheduled to arrive at KEFRI, Kitui shortly after 10am.