More doctors vow to join strike

PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA Nurses protest at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret town on September 17, 2012. They vowed to continue with the strike until their pay demands are met.

What you need to know:

  • Consultants have been providing services at public hospitals since trainee doctors, known as registrars, went on strike demanding payment of Sh92,000 monthly stipends agreed to after they went on strike in December 2011
  • Dr Ng’ani said he could not understand why the Government was willing to pay Permanent Secretaries Sh100,000 entertainment allowances but would not pay registrars a Sh92,000 stipend
  • The government and union have been given more time to name individuals for a return-to-work formula negotiation team

Consultant doctors will on Tuesday join their colleagues in a strike that entered the sixth day on Monday.

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