County Government of Nyeri will soon hire 126 more healthcare workers in different cadres in a bid to provide efficient service delivery in public health facilities in Nyeri County.

The health care workers include 47 nurses, 45 clinical officers, 12 laboratory technicians, 4 health records and information officers, 3 nutritionists, 2 pharmaceutical technologists, 3 social workers, 3 plaster technicians, 2 community oral health officers and 5 accountants.The county government is also considering hiring 7 more radiographers.

 An advertisement of the vacancies will soon be placed in the press for those qualified to apply.

H.E The governor revealed this during the official opening of a two- day Nyeri County Clinical Officer’s Symposium on 26th July 2018, at White Rhino Hotel, Nyeri town. The conference attracted about 200 clinical officers drawn from the health facilities in the county from both private and public organisations. He emphasized the county government is ready to improve the public health facilities and improve the working environment of the clinical officers.In addition, H.E The Governor said the clinical officers are very important in the success of UHC in the county.

The symposium came a month ahead of the National Universal Health Coverage conference slated for 11th -13th September 2018. Nyeri County is one of the four counties which have been selected as a pilot project of UHC. Other counties are Kisumu, Machakos and Isiolo.

Others present during the conference include Kenya Clinical Officers Association Secretary General George Gibore and Nyeri branch chairman Peter Ndirangu, Nyeri Health CEC Dr Rachel Kamau, Chief of Staff Paul Wambugu, Health Chief Officer Newton Wambugu and nominated MCA Hon Carol Muthoni.