Where is the policy in the Health Sector?
20 March 2012, 10:32
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Citizens of Kenya will have a long way to go with poor state of health in the country before it is levelled to any better.
We have had several protest in the health sector. Late December last year, doctors from both public and private went on a strike citing poor working conditions and poor pay. During this duration government went silent while taxpayers suffered all by themselves in hospital wards and by the end of it all the government never satisfied the doctors' demands.
This beats simple logic on how our government is made up of so many heartless monsters who instead of taking into interest the citizens plight are more concerned on keeping their pockets and tummies full out of innocent Kenyans' sweat.
Recently just by quoting several parliamentarians were flown out of the country to seek medical attention on terminal diseases. This is quiet selfish since at no one time has any teacher or any literally low class civil servant been flown out for the same.
In a nutshell the government just puts up health schemes that benefit some of government workers so little as in the case of NHIF scheme that acts as a way to con low income earners
Early this month, same problem in the same sector was experienced as nurses went on a countrywide strike which crippled most of health operations. It is was very evident that the government did so little rather sacking and removing the striking nurses from payrolls an action that by far did not make any sense but created a devastating effect in future on this sector.
It is clear that the government has buried its head in the sand concerning matters of health of its citizen and the health providers in general. In order to achieve the celebrated "Vision 2030" plan Kenya needs healthy workforce, this is only achievable if our government comes out of its cocoon to address the plight of our nurses and doctors.
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