Doctors strike in private facilities deal blow to patients in Coast

A patient and his relatives remain stranded outside Coast General Hospital in Mombasa on February 15, 2017 as doctors stayed away following their strike. Parties in mediation talks to end the crisis have taken a short break. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

What you need to know:

  • This is a major blow to patients who have been seeking services at private hospitals after the strike started on December 5 last year.
  • Kenya Association of Physicians Mombasa branch chairman Sood Mohammed said the decision was prompted by the need for justice for their colleagues.

About 30 private clinics in Mombasa remained deserted on Wednesday after they were shut down as a show of solidarity with striking public sector doctors.

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