Kenyan Doctors About To Drag Private Hospitals IN As Strike Enters Day Four


Wow! It might get more dangerous! The Kenyan doctors’ union has announced that all hospitals, including private ones, will not operate for 24 hours on Tuesday 13 December if the government fails to implement an agreement to improve the state health workers’ pay and working conditions.

A strike affecting all public hospitals is now in its fourth day over the government’s failure to implement a deal in 2013 to give doctors a 300% salary increase.

A union official, Ouma Oluga, also said that specialist doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital, the country’s largest referral hospital, had joined the strike, withdrawing their services from today.

The union said it had withdrawn from talks with the government and would only go back to the table to discuss how the pay deal would be implemented.

The agreement struck in 2013 also committed the government to hire more doctors and improve facilities, which unions say it has failed to do.

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