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DOCTORS STRIKE PARALYSES HEALTH SERVICES IN EMBU

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Doctors’ strike at Embu level 5 hospital has paralysed provision of health services at the facility. A number of patients were today forced to seek services from other hospitals with majority lamenting the high medication costs especially at privately owned hospitals.

The strike which began yesterday has seen many patients miss medical sessions with their doctors, a situation feared to get worse if the strike is not solved as soon as possible.

Those who could afford health services elsewhere were forced to transfer their beloved ones to other facilities in the county. However majority were left languishing in pain.

The strike comes barely a week after Doctors and Pharmacists issued a 21 day strike notice over poor remuneration following the publication of report by the SRC which they said failed to address their concerns.

The health sector has witnessed numerous strikes as county government comes to terms on how to handle the increasing demands for better pay from the medical practitioners after health functions were devolved. And as the strike continues, Kenyans hope a lasting solution will be found to guarantee them these much needed services.

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