End Doctor’s strike, Pharmaceutical union urge gov’t

End Doctor’s strike, Pharmaceutical union urge gov’t

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Kilifi County Hospital. The continuing Doctors strike has paralyzed work in hospitals. PHOTO"FILE

Nairobi,KENYA:The government has been urged to negotiate with Doctors to end the continuing health crisis.

Pharmaceutical society of Kenya (PSK) president Dr. Paul Mwaniki, said the vulnerable like pregnant mothers and the poor are most affected.

He has also urged government officials not to go for Christmas holidays until they negotiate a return to work formula with the striking medics.

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‘I advice suppliers of drugs not to take their products to centers that do not have qualified personnel. They can be mishandled and will not be safe for patients’, he added.

This comes as a woman lost five newborn babies in Taita Taveta due to the ongoing strike.

Ms. Bahati Tabu, 37, said her new born babies died in Tanzanian where she had gone to seek medical help.

In an interview with Baraka FM, she blames the medics for her loss.

‘I went to the hospital but I was turned away. I was told there were no Doctors to attend to me and that I seek help in Tanzania but I had no money,” she said

“ My babies would still be here with me had they been attended to,’ she lamented.


Additional reporting by Fatma Rashid