Gov’t gives clearance for recruitment of health workers

Government has given clearance for the recruitment of nurses and other health professionals who were granted financial clearance in December 2016.

All regional directors of health have therefore been directed to begin the process of recruiting the professionals in line with their respective regional ceilings.

The recruitment exercise for the over 8000 health workers was halted in February over concerns regarding the financial clearance.

A statement announcing the suspension in February said “The suspension is not a cancellation but to allow the Ministry of Health to finalise all issues related to financial clearance. Kindly take steps to inform all your officers accordingly. You will be duly informed as soon as the final clearance is granted.”

However, a statement released by the health ministry Monday, March 20,  said the necessary checks have been made and the recruitment exercise should resume.

“The honourable minister of health has granted approval for the recruitment of trainees and other health professionals who were granted  financial clearance in December 2016 in line with the regional ceilings,” the statement said.

Source: Starr FM