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Nurses in Kisumu defy order to end strike

05 March 2012, 16:02 Oduor Omondi

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Nurses and other paramedical staff at Kisumu’s New Nyanza Provincial General Hospital and the Kisumu District Hospital have defied calls by Medical Services Minister Anyang’ Nyong’o to end the five days health workers strike, saying that they have not been provided with a proper return to work formula.
The health workers who were expected to resume duty on Monday morning, have vowed to stay put with their strike until the government through the Union of Kenya Civil Servants and Health Professional Society provides them with a clear return to work formula.
The Union of Kenya Civil Servants Kisumu branch Vice Chairman Edward Kojiema, said the workers had not yet received any official communication from their national leaders, terming the call to end the strike by Nyong’o as a political goof that failed to follow the due channels of ending the strike.
Patients who had come for services at the two health facilities were left stranded and un-attended to as the health workers stayed away from their work station instead holding a gathering at the New Nyanza Provincial Hospital to champion for their course.
A ward visit at the two hospitals revealed that services had been paralyzed by the strike and the facilities had not admitted any patients since Tuesday last week.
“We are currently having 31 in-patients and they are the ones we could not discharge because of their critical conditions”, Kisumu District Hospital Medical Superintendent Otieno Akula disclosed.
The country wide strike which began on Wednesday last week was called off on Sunday by the Minister for Medical Services who was accompanied by representatives from the two civil societies who had masterminded the strike.

The nurses and other paramedics are demanding for increase in salary, risk, extraneous, internship, and house allowances from the government.
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