Medics in strike threat over scheme

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU) wants the government to rescind its decision to withdraw emergency call allowances and implement their scheme of service revised last year.

Led by the union Secretary General Ouma Oluga, the doctors also accused the government for excluding county health workers and doctors from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) mortgage for car and house as well as a lack of a medical scheme including NHIF for members.

The doctors have given the government a 14-day ultimatum to address their grievances or they would paralyse healthcare services in public hospitals. “When we strike, we are asked stick to the scheme of service, but when we apply for mortgages we are turned away because we are employees of the counties. Where do we fall?” asked Oluga.

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