NMS Issues Promotion Letters To 68 Healthcare Workers In Nairobi

NMS Deputy Director General Kangethe Thuku has urged the medics to offer services diligently.

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 30, 2020 – It was reprieve for healthcare workers in Nairobi County on Friday after the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) issued 68 of them with promotion letters.

This was a follow up to the directive by the Director-General for promotion of healthcare workers seconded to NMS. Among the healthcare professionals who benefited from the promotions include Laboratory Technicians, Nurses, Mid-Wives and Community Health workers among others.

NMS Deputy Director-General Kangethe Thuku has urged the medics to offer services diligently. He assured that NMS will continue to address issues affecting the medical fraternity to ensure the improvement of service delivery to residents of Nairobi.

The meeting also resolved and guaranteed prompt remittance of statutory deductions and Saccos contributions.

Thuku’s sentiments were echoed by the Director Health Services Dr Josephine Kibaru Mbae who assured the health professionals of NMS’s commitment to addressing their grievances. Some of the issues that were addressed during the parley include the promise to have nurses salaries paid out by 30th of every month.

The meeting also resolved and guaranteed prompt remittance of statutory deductions and Saccos contributions. The meeting at the same time resolved to extend medic’s current medical cover for two months since NMS was yet to secure a new insurance cover.

It’s worth noting that for over 10 years, the medics worked in lieu of confirmation of appointment, re-designation and right job placement.
The promotions follow the September 17, 2020 Return-to-work formula agreement between NMS and the health workers’ unions, which included the Kenya National Union of Clinical Officers, the Kenya Union of Pharmaceutical Technologists, the Kenya Union of Medical Laboratory Officers and the Kenya Professionals Society.

Through the pact, NMS pledged to incentivise health workers by according them requisite professional promotions based on.
The pact 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.
While presenting the letters, NMS Deputy Director Kang’ethe Thuku assured the affected medics that those who have stagnated for 9 years will be promoted, 3 job groups. Those stagnated for 6 years promoted two job groups and one job group if stagnated for 6 years and below.

 

 

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