What the government has committed itself to do in relation to NHI projects and problem of staff shortages

  • Shall increase the number of doctors and nurses trained per year
  • Shall contract private doctors to work part time in public hospitals and clinics
  • Shall deploy the private doctors to have private practice in urban informal settlements and rural settlements
  • Shall ensure that each hospital has sufficient supporting staff (porters, security etc)
  • Shall attract and retain healthcare professionals in the rural areas
  • Shall reduce the number of services in the hospitals that are outsourced on tender to private businesses

Areas where people think the government is under-performing:

  • Deploying the private doctors to have private practice in urban informal settlements and rural settlements
  • Attracting and retaining healthcare professionals in the rural areas

The performance scores

What the government has promised to do % who think the government is not doing a good job in this performance area
2014J uly 2014 Nov 2015 Jan 2015 July 2015 Nov 2016 Jan 2016 July 2016 Nov
Should increase the number of doctors and nurses trained per year 50 43 ­­­____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
Should contract private doctors to work part time in public hospitals and clinics 52 48 ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
Should deploy the private doctors to have private practice in urban informal settlements and rural settlements 54 51 ­­­____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
Should ensure each hospital has sufficient supporting staff (porters, security etc) 57 43 ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
Should attract and retain healthcare professionals in the rural areas 62 50 ­­­____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
Should reduce the number of services in the hospitals that are outsourced on tender to private businesses 53 48 ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____