Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Govt to employ over 6,000 health workers, says deputy minister
WHAT TRANSPIRED IN PARLIAMENT ON MONDAY THIS WEEK:
ABOUT 6,180 people are expected to be recruited by the government during 2018/19 financial year so as to help speed up the activities in health sector which currently is facing shortage of workers in the country. The deputy minister of State in President’s office responsible for local government and regional administration Josephat Kandege said in parliament on Monday this week that, the aim of the government is to cater for the need of such staff in places which are faced with acute shortages of workers. In line with the newly recruited staff, the government has also seen the need to provide vehicles in all heath centres which do not have transport of any kind to help patients in case of urgent matters associated with their health status.
Josephat Kandege contributing a point in the parliament early this week.
The deputy minister was responding to the question which was raised by Mufindi south legislator Mendard Lutengano Kigola (CCM) who wanted to know plans by the government to introduce a vehicle to help patients in most health centres within his constituency. The legislator also raised a supplementary question to the ministry and wanted to know when the ministry will solve the existing problem of staff in most health centers operating within his constituency. Responding to these, the deputy minister noted that, plans to provide means of transport facilities to such health centres is there and will entirely depend on the availability of fund.