No devolution: Return Health to State, say unions
SEE ALSO :Sacked doctors fight to keep jobs“We have started a push to have health care services administered from a central point under the national government by professionals within the sector. We want to have service delivery restored to where it was before devolution,” Dr Oruko said. National issue He said the ongoing medics’ strike in Kirinyaga County had become a national concern. “Our colleagues in the county followed due process and issued the required seven-day notice before the strike but the governor, on learning the strike had taken off, rushed to court and obtained orders that declared the strike illegal,” Oruko said. The trade unionists visited the county to show solidarity with their colleagues after they were tear-gassed on Tuesday by police.
SEE ALSO :Medics end strike after dealOruko said the grievances should be resolved before the strike ignites a countrywide boycott. “We are pleading with Governor Ann Waiguru to sit with our union members and work out a return-to-work formula without which this strike will escalate to other counties,” he said.
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