Kenyatta national hospital Doctors strike enters the second day today with the medics adamant in having their pay hike implemented by the salaries and remuneration commission SRC. The strike that began on Monday saw Patients at KNH go without medical attention . reports say an emergency case turned tragic when a patient died after arriving at the hospital. The medics went on strike, to protest the SRC’s stand on their salaries. SRC has held that the salary reviews done in 2012 are not feasible and cannot be implemented.
Doctors in various hospitals from Makueni county have given a 14-day notice to their governor Kivutha Kibwana to solve their issues or else they shall go into a strike. speaking on the matter Sila Kimeu expressed the doctor’s frustrations and was seconded by Dorcas Mulandi from the union that fights for nurses’ rights.
With no adherence to social distancing rules, the workers who were wearing masks and removing them intermittently sang as they demanded their pay.