Health in crisis as Yattani’s no-show spoils strike talks

Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union Secretary General Chibanzi Mwachonda (centre) and other union officials address journalists at the Tamarind Tree Hotel in Nairobi on October 31. Talks between health workers’ unions and government officials hit a snag on November 23.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The Treasury CS was crucial to the talks at Afya House because he was expected to state when funds will be released to regions to fund compensation packages, especially allowances, for front line workers battling Covid-19.
  • Each county, the meeting resolved, will have to deal with the strikes and address its health workers’ grievances.

Hopes of averting the looming strike by health workers have been dashed after a meeting convened in Nairobi to address their grievances hit a snag yesterday.

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