Clinical officers vow to continue with strike

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The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers has maintained that they will go on with their strike as stated.

The union’s Chairman Peterson Wachira says that it is high time that the government took their grivances seriously.

Wachira says that some of the demands they want implemented were first made in May but the government is yet to implement them.

Some of the demands the clinical officers want implemeted include provision of quallity PPEs to all healthcare workers as enshrined in the law.

“If you walk into these hospitals, you will not find a single one of us with an N95 mask or a face shield and that is the reason as to why we are seeing a surge in numbers of medics who are getting infected and also dying,” said Wachira.

A healthcare cover, covering Covid-19 and other risk allowances.

“The law actually allows us to walk out of a facility that is a risk to your health, this is under the Occupational Safety and Health clause,” said Wachira.

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) was also set to go on strike today. They however called off their strike after talks with the government.

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