This is part of a series we will look at some of unique characteristics of our public health system, at an aspect called turbulence. We will even look at perfect storms in nursing. Other characteristics include in our health care settings include holidaying while we wait , number of beds and cots ‘figures as well
Lay care-takers inside the public hospitals in Kenya, Was there a way forward? Today we discuss lay care providers, popularly referred to as caretakers inside the public hospitals. Do they assist with care or usurp health professional’s caring work and cover staffing shortages? Though they are to be found mainly in public health facilities, some
Lay Care-takers Inside Kenya’s Public Hospitals: Was There a Way Out? We have already looked at the first part of lay care takers. Today we look at : Why should we expect care takers inside the public hospitals. Is that how far we had sunk as a country in terms of our health care system?
Does Kenya owe her nurses a job? Or do we just fail to absorb and place them? According to the Health Workforce Status Report (released on 5th May 2017), the ratio of nurses per 10,000 Kenyans varied from as high as 9.7:10,000 in Nairobi to as low as 0.1:10,000 in Mandera. Another comprehensive Kenya Nursing
Picture courtesy of Community Eye Health Update Kenya has a heavily taxed working class population. That is a fact, but we must qualify it. Those in formal employment i.e. those who pay their income tax through Pay As You Earn P.A.Y E suffer the most. They have to use their already heavily taxed income to