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Relief as doctors in Kakamega call off strike

Medical doctors in Kakamega County have called off their strike that was set to start on Sunday.

The decision came after constructive negotiations which resulted in an agreement between medical practitioners and the County Government under the leadership of Governor Fernandes Barasa.

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The doctors had raised concern over what they  said was poor working conditions. However, following the discussions, the medical workers affirmed they will not disrupt healthcare services as their demands have been met.

Led by  Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union chairperson (KMPDU), accompanied by Secretary Sande Charo, the medical professionals had last month issued a strike notice , with the strike expected to kick off on December 10th.

Following the development, Governor Barasa pledged  his administration’s commitment to address the doctors’ demands, including issues surrounding  NHIF deductions, salary payments, and the recruitment of additional medical personnel.

Carolyn Necheza
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