Kilifi county doctors strike. PHOTO |BNC
Kilifi county doctors strike. PHOTO |BNC

Just a month after launching HPV vaccination at the Kilifi county and referral hospital, doctors have down their tools following bad or poor working conditions and salaries inconsistency.

" We are working on hospitals that do not have medicine. We are everyday blamed for the county problems. Our salaries are inconsistency. Cartels are everywhere. They have engulfed the county medical services." Said one of the doctors.

Mariakani and Ganze sub-county hospitals remain working under minimal operations. Few nurses remained to help the situation. Malindi sub-county hospital discharged the majority of the patients to look for services elsewhere. 

The Director of Medical Services Dr. Mulewa together with the Kilifi County Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Eddy Nzomo officially launched the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) free vaccination campaign at the Kilifi County Hospital at the beginning of November 2019.

The National Government rolled-out mass vaccination of girls against cervical cancer late last month. In Kilifi County, HPV vaccination exercise targets over 24,000 10-year-old girls who will receive two free doses of the vaccine against the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in Kenya therefore vaccination campaigns will be a step further in the right direction as the county fighting cancer.

The same week, the Director proceeded to Mnarani Club to officially open a Nutrition forum on growth standards.

The Kilifi County Government Hospitals under siege as Doctors/Nurses down their tools from 9 am Friday, November 2019.

 In Malindi General hospital, the Majority of the wards remained empty after the officials decided to clear and discharge patients free to seek medication from other private hospitals. The same was witnessed in the Kaloleni and Mariakani hospitals.

One of the encounters that led to the death of one of the patients is that at one of the female wards there was a very sick patient called Sidi Masha from Kakoneni, who was on an oxygen tube. The lady Unfortunately died struggling for Oxygen. 

The county government has not issued any press briefing nor bothered to talk with the Practitioners. 

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