2019年02月11日

NURSES’ ONGOING STRIKE TO AFFECT HEALTHCARE SERVICE

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Nurses have gone on strike over the unfulfilled collective bargaining agreement to increase their salary three years ago.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson Lyn Meng’ich declared that the government would not be able to meet nurses’ pay demands because it can’t afford to.

Council of Governors, Ministry of Health and the National Treasury have all confirmed that they do not have money to pay the nurses.

“If we give in to the nurses’ demands, other health workers will also demand the same. This will have a ripple effect on the health sector,” she said.

The strike is on in West Pokot, Kisumu, Taita Taveta, TransNzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Wajir, Mandera, Vihiga, TharakaNithi, Nyandarua and Nyeri. Tomorrow, nurses in Garissa, the Ministry of Health, Samburu, Kirinyaga and Embu will join the strike.

In Kisumu County, surgical, laboratory and maternity services have been affected.

On February 18, Muranga, Busia, Nakuru, Siaya, Narok, Makueni, Bomet and Tana River will join the strike.

Kenya National Union of Nurses secretary general Seth Panyako said that they have been patiently waiting for the governors to act but read mischief in their assertion that there is no money yet it was budgeted for.

Senators are now asking the governors to sit down with the nurses and thrash out a workable agreement so that services can resume in hospitals.

In the meantime, Kenya’s healthcare services will be affected given that 80 % of the medical needs of Kenyans are handled by the nurses.

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posted by resultsjp at 14:31| Comment(2) | 情報
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ストライキで、また本当に困っている人たちのところにサービスが行き届かなくなるのが心配です
Posted by ことり at 2019年02月11日 16:08
なるべく不満がのこらないよう、それでも早く解決して欲しいです。
Posted by しん at 2019年02月11日 21:49
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