Government, clinical officers directed to hold talks to solve grievances

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The Chairperson of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers Peterson Wachira speaking to the press
The Chairperson of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers Peterson Wachira speaking to the press

Clinical officers and the Ministry of Health have been directed to hold talks to solve the hurdles between the two that led to the clinical officers strike. In an order given at the Milimani Law Courts on Thursday, the two parties have been urged to find an amicable solution, with talks set to begin on Friday, November 14th.

They are then supposed to submit the resolution from the talks before the court on or before 19th November. The clinical officers started their countrywide strike on 1st November, causing health services to be paralyze din different Counties. They cited failure by the national and County governments to implement an earlier agreed CBA and have it signed and registered in Court, failure to promote clinical officers and pay interns as among key issues.

Speaking outside the court, the clinical officers insisted they won’t go back to work unless their requirements and grievances are solved. they also urged County governments that have been issuing threats to clinical officers to go back to work to retract their statements.

Written by Elias Wekesa