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Remit allowances to end nurses' strike, says MP

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By Isaac Kathare | February 12th 2016
Chuka Sub-county Hospital  [PHOTO: ISAAC KATHARE/STANDARD]

An MP has slammed the county for failure to remit health workers' allowances, which has led to seven strikes since 2014.

Chuka/Igambang'ombe MP Muthomi Njuki asked the health department to end the crisis with the health workers to ensure normalcy returns to public hospitals after a one week strike.

Addressing the striking nurses at Chuka sub-county Hospital, he said it was a criminal offence to deduct money from workers' pay and fail to remit the same to the National Hospital Insurance Fund, the National Social Security Fund and other relevant authorities.

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