The Health Services Board (HSB) has resumed recruitment of nurses to fill the 2000 nursing posts which were unfrozen by Treasury.

Some nurses commenced work in April while about 900 more will be recruited this month with the process expected to be complete by August.

HSB chairperson Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa (pictured) said the process of recruiting commenced in April and is expected to be complete by August.

Dr Mbengeranwa highlighted that other posts like specialists doctors are being looked into and Treasury has agreed that all critical areas that are not adequately staffed will be considered.

Observers have noted that the recruitment of the nurses and junior doctors will add value to the country’s health system which has been grappling with staff shortages for years.

Close to 4000 trained nurses are unemployed following the freezing of health sector workers’ posts by government five years ago.

The process will see those who graduated first being given the first priority.