Nurses on strike at Pumwani hospital. PHOTO | CAPITAL
Nurses on strike at Pumwani hospital. PHOTO | CAPITAL

Nairobi county under new healthy threat following the nurses strike. Pumwani hospital is among those big hospitals that crisis threatens.

Headache to the management at and county at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi after 65 nurses on contract threw their tools in protest over unpaid dues since October last year.

Their Spokesman Patrick Mwendwa said they have encountered frightening from the management and called on the government to intervene.

Mwendwa said that the nurses’ earlier plans to strike were met by threats to be fired.

“We had planned to have this picketing some days back but we were threatened that we will be fired, the hospital has started employing other staff and we haven’t been paid,” he said, “they are employing other nurses with the same terms.”

In a statement, the nurses noted that a previous meeting with the hospital administration has been unsuccessful, mentioning a previous memo where they had been promised to be paid in 2 weeks.

However, the hospital has blamed the situation on the delayed Linda Mama and National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) reimbursements from the Nairobi County Government.

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