Medical board clears Kerugoya hospital but workers insist on strike

Dr Daniel Yumbya (C), Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Board, tours Kerugoya Referral Hospital in Kirinyaga County with other officials on May 29, 2019. PHOTO | GEORGE MUNENE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • After a tour of the hospital on Wednesday, the medical board's Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yumbya declared that health workers at Kerugoya could resume the admission of patients.
  • Addressing journalists accompanied by board members, Dr Yumbya said he was satisfied with operations and that there was no cause for alarm.
  • Dr Andrew Were, the board's head of inspections and compliance, said Kerugoya had started delivering quality services.
  • County Commissioner Jim Njoka pleaded with the medics to return to work while Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri accused some leaders of politicising matters affecting the health sector for selfish gain.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Board has given Kerugoya Referral Hospital a clean bill of health despite medics' insistence that it remains in a poor state so their strike will not end.

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