Health crisis looms as CS Rotich fails to honour doctors’ pay deal

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich speaks before the Education, Research and Technology Committee on March 20, 2018, regarding the implementation of the lecturers' CBA. Mr Rotich said resources would be given to counties based on what the economy can generate. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Panyako warned that the nurses would disrupt health services in July to put pressure on the government to implement the CBA.
  • KPMDU secretary-general Ouma Oluga said it is up to county governments to find ways of financing the CBA.

A national health crisis is looming after the government on Wednesday ruled out allocating Sh11.6 billion to the counties for doctors and nurses’ salaries as provided for in the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed last year.

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