July 25th 2017

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Medic calls for Health Services Commission to stem regular strikes

Dr Kituku, who was speaking at the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital, said that the government should form a Health Service Commission as previously proposed by doctors during the 2010 referendum.

By Oscar NdundaWednesday, 07 Jun 2017 12:06 EAT

Dr Kituku addressing journalists in Kangundo.

The national government has been told to intervene and resolve the nurses' strike which started on Monday whereby all nurses in county governments downed their service demanding that the government honours the CBA reached in December. 

Kangundo parliamentary candidate Ancent Kituku, who is a medic, said that the national government should find ways of addressing grievances arising between it and health workers over agreements that were entered to between the two parties now that health is a devolved function.

Dr Kituku, who was speaking at the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital, said that the government should form a Health Service Commission as previously proposed by doctors during the 2010 referendum in order to cater for all issues involving the health department.

At Kangundo Level 4 Hospital, patients were being transferred to private hospitals with only emergency services being offered. Residents have called on the government to honour the CBA saying that they are suffering because services at the private hospitals is costly and majority cannot afford.

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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