Speaking at a symposium on Friday 26th April 2019 in UoN College of Health Sciences KNH Campus.
C.E.O of Kenyatta National Hospital, Dr. Evans Kamuri urged all KNH and UoN employees to be their brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.
“The well being of my staff is always number one,” he said, adding that KNH will have a working psychiatry unit soon.
The theme of the symposium was ‘Optimizing psycho social wellbeing among healthcare providers’.
The symposium was intended to sensitize health workers on various psychological challenges which may lead to strained relations at the work place, a major cause of low productivity in many health organizations. According to psychiatrists, being wholly well means a state of being mentally well, spiritually well and emotionally well.
Dr. Kamuri advised the staff to live well with their workmates as the workplace is the one place where most people spend most of their lives.
Prof. James Machoki(Principal UoN College of Health Sciences) reminded the staff that good things are not always popular and that at times leaders undergo a lot of resistance and negative criticism, “Pray for the leaders, through your prayers they become great.”
He further affirmed that a good interrelation between staff is necessary for high productivity and progress on a personal level and organizational level.
Doctors and staff of KNH and UoN delivered very insightful presentations regarding various topics related to mental health and social well being (See picture below for pointers on mental health and psycho social wellbeing).