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NMS to Motivate County Health Workers through Promotions

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) will promote health workers who have the requisite professional qualifications as per yesterday’s agreement on return to work formula.

In a return to work formula letter signed by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN), Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO) and Health Services last evening at the NMS offices at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, officers with qualifications will also be re-designated, promoted, placed at the right positions and confirmed in appointment to the right job groups.

The return to work formula letter that called off the strike which commenced on 10th September 2020 was signed by the Director, Human Resource Management and Development Mr. Dominic Gicheru on behalf of the NMS Director General, Mohammed Badi, Director Health Services Dr. Josephine Mbae, KNUN Branch Secretary Edia Muruli, and KUCO Branch Secretary Tom Nyakaba.

Briefing the press at KICC grounds, the signatories said that the appointments and promotions will be undertaken by the NMS Human Resource Management Advisory Committee in accordance to human resource manual scheme of service and authorized establishment.

The officers who will be promoted will include nurses, clinical officers, pharmaceutical technologists and medical laboratory officers.

They said the first batch will collect their letters by 25th September, 2020 while the last batch will collect theirs not later than 30th October 2020.

“NMS will seek a waiver from Public Service Commission for those officers whose cases cannot be processed under the delegated authority to enable workers be promoted not later than 30th October this year, said the Signatories.

Dr. Mbae said health workers who have stagnated for nine years will also be promoted three job groups while those who have stagnated for six years will be promoted two job groups, whereas those who have stagnated for less than six years and below will be promoted to one job group.

She at the same time noted that employees who served under capacity bridge project and economic stimulus program will have their years of service considered as per the ministry of health circular.

Mr. Gicheru announced that NMS will also harmonize the terms and conditions of service for all health workers with immediate effect.

The health workers who went on strike due to delay of salaries were assured that no one will be victimized for participating in the strike and directed to resume work today Friday September 18, 2020 by 8.00am.

Mr. Gicheru said NMS will ensure that all health workers receive their salaries by the 5th day of every preceding month.

By Bernadette Khaduli

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