Busia governor sacks striking health workers

Empty beds at Busia County Teaching and Referral hospital on November 19, 2015. Three people have died since health workers went on strike on Monday, he strike started on November 16, 2015. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’ said his administration was now seeking the services of military personnel and faith-based organisations to offer medical services to patients as an emergency measure.

  • Striking health workers complained of delays in payment of salaries, lack of promotions and the shortage of drugs.

The Busia County Government has sacked over 1,000 health workers who have been on strike since Monday last week.

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