ews -Kenyatta National Hospital Management KNH will not hire on full time basdis doctors pursuing further studies.
In a new circular notice as reported by Homenews.co.ke, the KNH defended its decision saying this will make sure there is safety and well-being for their patients.
The hospital maintained that doctors training is usually rigorous exercise and therefore hard to force such doctors to be on full time employment. It also dismissed claims by union that it had fired some staff.
“It is worth noting that the hospital management has adhered to all the terms of doctor’s engagement. The hospital and ultimately the patient will be the loser if such doctors were to be on full employment,” KNH Chief Executive Officer Benson Kamuri said.
According to the publication, Kamuru added that the facility has been recording increased accidents and burnout among doctors associated with overwork. That most of the workers get little sleep or report late while tired what triggered the move.
He also reasoned that it was not logic to risk lives of patients at the facility just to make happy those seeking further education.
“During my watch, I will not sacrifice the quality care of patients so as to advance careers for few individuals,” he said.
He made these remarks after Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) had staged demonstrations outside the facility in protest of the new directive.
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