Nandi Governor orders striking nurses to resume work

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Nandi Governor Stephen Sang together with the County speaker Joshua Kiptoo addressing the press
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang together with the County speaker Joshua Kiptoo addressing the press

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has ordered all the striking health workers in Nandi to go back to work by Monday next week, saying failure to do so will result to sacking. While addressing the Nandi County assembly members, Governor Sang cited that the nurses’ strike is illegal and that nurses should resume duty or else they’ll face disciplinary action.

He said health facilities in the County have been strained due to a lack of enough personnel as a result of the strike. “The council of Governors gave a notice to all striking nurses to return to work by 8th September 2017, failure to which the County administrations would dismiss them as their strike isn’t protected,” he revealed.

He said that he wants to prioritize the┬áprovision of medical care in all the health facilities and pledge to transform the health sector so that residents can fully depend on the medical care provided in the County, instead of looking for options from other regions. He said he’ll ensure all health facilities have the needed medical supplies and drugs.

Furthermore, the Governor explained that his government will identify and develop health centers in every ward to ensure medical care is available to all residents.