Munya urged to ad­dress strik­ing nurses

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Lead­ers from Meru county have urged Meru Gov­er­nor Peter Munya to ad­dress the strik­ing nurses. Res­i­dents are dy­ing and oth­ers seek med­i­cal ser­vices in Isi­olo and Tharaka Nithi. Igembe South MP Mithika Lin­turi said it is shameful to have Meru res­i­dents lack med­i­cal ser­vices when a lot of money is spent on du­bi­ous projects. He spoke at a pub­lic rally in North Imenti con­stituency. “We want to ask Munya why he is not pay­ing doc­tors yet the na­tional govern­ment has re­leased funds to cater for the Health de­part­ment,” Lin­turi said. He said hos­pi­tals lack ba­sic com­modi­ties like medicine and staff. Lin­turi said ex­pec­tant women seek­ing ma­ter­nity ser­vices are forced to buy ba­sic medicine.

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