Health Department prepares to lay off more than 150 employees

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - February 5, 2018 12:29 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health is preparing to lay off more than 150 employees next month due to budget woes.

Data obtained by The Oklahoman shows 43 registered nurses are scheduled to lose their jobs at local health departments.

The data also shows 28 patient care assistants, 16 licensed practical nurses and 50 office workers are also expected to be laid off.

The announcement followed financial trouble, allegedly caused by overspending and former officials shifting federal money.

 

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