Nakuru doc­tors back to work af­ter strik­ing deal with county em­ployer

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Nakuru doc­tors have called off their strike af­ter sign­ing a re­turn-to-work for­mula on Sun­day. Act­ing South Kenya Med­i­cal Prac­ti­tion­ers, Phar­ma­cists and Den­tists’ Union rep­re­sen­ta­tive Hil­lary Kubai said they ended the strike af­ter a se­ries of meet­ings with the county. The strike took 14 days. Kubai said is­sues agreed on in­clude pay­ing doc­tors posted this year their salary ar­rears for April and May and ef­fect­ing pro­mo­tions. “The few pend­ing is­sues will be looked into later. We are op­ti­mistic the county will act and do as agreed. There will be no strikes in fu­ture if the county co­op­er­ates,” he said. A few ac­tiv­i­ties at the Nakuru Level-5 Hospi­tal were on­go­ing. Tens of pa­tients were stream­ing in. The hospi­tal re­ceives pa­tients from the neigh­bour­ing coun­ties — Baringo, Keri­cho, Bomet, Nyan­darua and Sam­buru. “I didn’t know the strike had been called off. I tried my luck be­cause I could not take my pa­tient to a pri­vate fa­cil­ity,” Paul Maina said.

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