Nakuru medics’ strike en­ters sixth day

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Two pa­tients have died at the Naivasha Sub­county Hos­pi­tal as the strike by Nakuru health work­ers en­tered its fifth day yes­ter­day. The man­age­ment was quick to say the deaths re­sulted from nat­u­ral causes and had noth­ing to do with the and not strike. The hos­pi­tal stopped ad­mit­ting pa­tients, apart from emer­gency cases. The work­ers pledged to stay away un­til their griev­ances are han­dled. They went on strike on Fri­day last week. They de­mand two months back wages and im­prove­ment in their terms and work­ing con­di­tions. Su­per­in­ten­dent Joseph Mburu said 26 med­i­cal of­fi­cers and con­sul­tants are on strike. He said though the out-pa­tient depart­ment is op­er­at­ing nor­mally, ser­vices in the wards have been ad­versely af­fected. Mburu said the two pa­tients who died had been ail­ing.

/GE­ORGE MURAGE

Empty beds at a Naivasha Sub­county Hos­pi­tal ward on Au­gust 12

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