2017年10月11日

HEALTH CRISIS STILL LOOMS AS NURSES STRIKE HITS 130 DAYS

With the health facilities in the country facing major service problems, the strike by Kenyan nurses does not seem to be ending any soon.

The nurses have been on strike for the last 130 days, and have insisted that they will not go back to work unless their demands are met. The nurses, through their officials, demand a 200 percent salary increment, better working conditions, and improved healthcare infrastructure in the Kenyan health facilities.

The county governments, which now control the health function, have been at pains to curb the situation, and solve the problem that is facing the millions of sick people who visit Kenyan hospitals.

Only last week, a malaria outbreak killed 40 in Tiaty sub-county, with the absence of the nurses making the situation even worse.

Patients admitted in hospitals have bored most of the brunt of the strike, with hundreds reported to have died since the strike began, owing to lack of care.

With the heightened political atmosphere in Kenya at the moment, the strike is far from being called off.
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Lack of facilities is serious problem.
Posted by 小鳥 at 2017年10月12日 19:30
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