Nurses not part of the ongoing strike in Kenya to be…

first_imgOver 100 nurses in Kenya’s coastal county of Lamu to be rewarded for not joining an ongoing national wide strike by health workers demanding a payment increment that was promised by the government in 2013.According to the local government in Lamu the nurses have exhibited humanity that deserved to be rewarded. Although the reward has not been specified, the Lamu Health Executive Dr. Mohammed Kombo promised to give a handsome reward to the nurses not resorting to the strike and making innocent Kenyans suffer according to a report by the Daily Nation.“All hospitals and dispensaries are fully functional in Lamu County even as some of our medical officers here have joined their counterparts in the strike…. However, all our nurses have continued working as usual even as the strike enters day [five]. Our clinical officers, however, didn’t strike and I have been working with them to save lives.” Said Dr. KomboKenya’s medical workers strike has entered day five which has been marred by reports of patients’ death and sour negotiations between the government and the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union. Private hospitals after doctors, nurses and allied medical workers all joined the nationwide strike after at least 290 consultants from the University of Nairobi withdrew their emergency services at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)“We will stand with the nurses for they have proved beyond doubt that they have indeed been called to save lives. We shall do everything to ensure they work comfortably and effectively. Whatever will be decided in Nairobi, we shall also do the same for our nurses here,” said Dr Kombolast_img