Workplace safety is a key pillar for a motivated workforce, PS Korir

NAIROBI, Kenya 5 October 2017 – Observation of Occupational Safety and Health requirements is instrumental in decreasing job accidents, injuries, medical illnesses and even death.
Speaking during the stakeholders roundtable to deliberate on issues of occupational safety and health for doctors, Principal Secretary (PS) for Health, Mr. Julius Korir said safety at work is a key pillar for a motivated and engaged workforce.
The PS disclosed that the Ministry of Health conducts periodic vaccination, HIV and Aids control talks, in-house Staff Clinic and Fire Emergency drills to ensure a healthy work environment.
He acknowledged the doctors’ CBA which he highlighted adequately provides for Workplace Safety and Health of Doctors and noted that MOH and KPMDU will form a joint committee to spearhead implementation of doctors’ CBA.
Mr. Korir added MOH will endeavor to eliminate barriers to healthcare access by the public such as distance, cost and absence of qualified personnel.
Also discussed were issues of access to medical services, safer work places, mentorship and support network for doctors.