Embu doctors issue fresh seven day strike notice

By Kaltun Jama

Doctors in Embu have issued a fresh seven-day strike notice after the county government failed to fulfill a return-to-work formula signed three months ago.

The letter signed by Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary General Ouma Oluga indicated that the medics would down their tools from Monday next week.

The letter, addressed to Governor Martin Wambora expressed disappointment that the agreement signed on 8th of August was yet to be honoured three months later.

In the deal, the Embu County Government had agreed to employ more doctors, promote the existing ones and improve their working conditions.

The county had pledged to recruit 10 medical officers, four consultants who include a physician, radiologist, anesthesiologist and nephrologists to bridge the manpower gap.

Doctors in public hospitals in Embu County went on strike in July and August this year protesting acute shortage of medics, hampering provision of medical services at the facilities.

  

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