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Kenya Doctors Threaten to Strike If Government Fails to Meet their Demands in 21 Days

The government of Kenya has received a backlash from some doctors of the Doctors’ Union in Kenya for neglecting health workers who are risking their lives to take care of COVID-19 patients.

 

This comes after four medical workers died within 24 hours from what is believed to be coronavirus related.

 

According to the Union, thirty health workers including ten specialist doctors have died since the outbreak of the corona virus and this is because they are not being protected by government.

 

They are therefore calling for PPEs, hiring of more health workers, and a comprehensive medical cover for all health workers without which they would not have a better choice than to embark on a strike.

 

The Union has released a statement to give government three weeks to meet their demands.

 

Our members have worked in extremely difficult, draining, hazardous and injurious working environments,

“We will be available for any engagement within those three weeks, failure to which we will have no choice but to rally our members for our nationwide strike,” Mr Mwachonda Chibanzi, the Union’s Secretary said.

Kenya has recorded over 1000 deaths due to COVID-19.

 

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