Health Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri has assured all clinical officers that they will receive improved allowances from this month.
Dr Muraguri said a memo had already been sent to all county governments and health departments stating that workers in 17 categories, excluding doctors and nurses, will get the increment from March this year.
Addressing journalists at the Lamu King Fahd County Hospital on Friday, Dr Muraguri said the allowances had already been approved by the National Treasury and will be factored in the county budgets.
“The new allowances are aimed at improving the terms of service of health care workers in the country many of whom have to endure long extraneous working hours,” he said.
Clinical officers and other health workers had demanded that they be paid a Sh20,000 healthcare allowance. Clinical officers demanded an Sh10,000 for call allowance.
Lamu Health Executive Mohamed Kombo welcomed the move stating that the pay rise would end go slow by health workers.
Health workers, including clinical workers in several counties had downed their tools to demand better pay.
They have been demanding for promotions, better pay and improved allowances, saying their terms of service were demoralising.