Nurses’ associations decry the government’s negligence in ongoing strike

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The ongoing nurses strike has affected services at hospitals
The ongoing nurses strike has affected services at hospitals

The National Nurses Association Of Kenya Together with The Kenya Progressive Nurses Association have accused the national government and the Nairobi county government of acting blindly concerning the ongoing nurses strike terming it an act of ignorance.

The Kenya Progressive Nurses Association chairman Mr. Thaddeus Makaya blamed three bodies, SRC, CoG and the national government, saying that they’ve shown little interest in the matter and haven’t faced up to the task of dealing with what’s going in the health sector.

Mr Makaya said that the all the public hospitals have been affected due to unresolved matters in the public health sector saying Kenyans have been heavily affected, “We appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene to save lives of the Kenyans who are dying, and suffering.”

Makaya said that it will be so ironical and a big miscalculation for the country to go to the general elections with virtually all public hospitals closed saying that the repercussions cannot be understated.

The National Nurses Association Of Kenya chairman Mr. Alfred Obuya clarified that they are willing to have a dialogue with the government provided that the outcome will be to the benefit of the ordinary Kenyans.

However, Mr. Alfred made it clear that the strike will only come to an end officially if the government agrees to sign the CBA and draw a timetable for implementation.