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Crisis as striking Nairobi medics vow not to resume work until paid dues

PeopleDaily team @PeopleDailyKe

Nairobi doctors have vowed to continue picketing despite assurances by Governor Evans Kidero that they will be paid by tomorrow. Kidero pleaded with the doctors who are members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union to resume work as they work out modalities to release their arrears.

However, KMPPDU secretary general Ouma Olunga maintained that doctors will only resume work once all their dues are settled. Elsewhere in Nakuru, there was a glimmer of hope as county officials held a crisis meeting with union officials to end the doctors’ strike that has paralysed health services in the area’s public hospitals.

KMPPDU South Rift secretary general Hillary Kubai said they are scheduled to meet county officials with a view of resolving the standoff.

Meanwhile a crisis is looming at the Molo Sub-district Hospital after doctors went on strike for four days over delayed salaries dating back to August this year. The situation has forced patients that had been admitted at the hospital to be sent home or referred to private hospitals.

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