Doctors strike Kenya: No retreat no surrender, Nairobi Medics strike continues after 7 days notice
KMPDU officials photo
KMPDU officials

Nairobi County doctors have issued a 7-day strike notice and scheduled to commence on August 21.

In the notice to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union list five grievances.

They are directing the state for comprehensive National Hospital Insurance Fund covers, saying their covers have not been active since the beginning of last month.

KMPDU county secretary Thuranira Kaugiria also said they are demanding salaries and arrears for five specialists going back six months.

Thuranira cried of continuous salary delays and failure to promote some senior doctors.

In a press briefing on Friday, he also demanded special Covid-19 isolation facilities for health workers.

The medics recovered at home without the need for hospitalisation.

"The union has noted with a lot of concern that the county does not have an isolation facility dedicated for health care workers in the county," Thuranira said.

"It is appropriate that the nation and the public at large acknowledge that healthcare workers are always on harm's way," he said.

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