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More than 200 Nairobi Hospital Staff Detained –


Nairobi Hospital management has laid off workers for more than 200 days after announcing a restructuring move aimed at reducing costs.

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Some staff, Coffee Tungu he understands, they were involved in a corruption investigation conducted against the Hospital.

“In addition to staff members affected by routine rehabilitation, the hospital deals with all staff members who have issues of permanent performance or have been associated with poor practices during an audit of hospital operations,” Nairobi Hospital said in a statement.

“It is important to note that while our structure will have fewer staff in other categories, such as support services, more staff will participate in major clinical and nursing services to achieve a balance between professionalism and needs from our patients.”

This comes at a time when the hospital is recording a declining fortune associated with high operating costs. For example, the hospital in 2019 spent Ksh1.37 billion on salaries and salaries, while recording a loss of Ksh824.6 million compared to a profit of Ksh900.4 in 2018.

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“The issue of recent staff reductions is to increase the number of staff in the Clinical and Nursing departments and to reduce staff in non-clinical departments,” said a board member quoted by Daily Business.

The retrenchment was first announced by CEO James Nyamongo on March 24, 2021. Nyamongo claimed that the hospital was increasing the number of key staff in the Clinical and Nursing departments and reducing staff in non-clinical departments.

“In response to the emerging business environment, the Management Board has approved a new organizational structure that focuses on our core business areas. We are embarking on reforms aimed at achieving equity in our professional needs, based on the needs of our clients. This will include increasing the number of key employees. in the Clinics and Nursing divisions and the reduction of staff in non-clinical departments, “Nyamongo said in a statement on March 25.

Nairobi Hospital also blamed the redevelopment for the reduced number of people visiting the hospital due to the Covid-19 epidemic, which further reduced revenue flows.

“The key criterion to be used in the identification of affected employees in this process will be the same in an improved organizational structure, based on their skills and experience, level of performance, performance appraisal and relevant competency defined for different roles in organizational structure. The exercise, scheduled to be completed in May 2021, will focus on cadres of workers who can unite and those who are not united, ”said Nyamongo.

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