Doctors call for government to implement insurance compensation directive

KMPDU Secretary General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda during a past briefing./COURTESY

Following the death a doctor due to COVID-19, doctors are now calling on the government to comprehensively consider their welfare.

Speaking to journalist on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board KMPDU Secretary General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda alluded to the fact that doctors life are at a high risk of contracting the virus hence the need of protection.

“We appeal to president that your front line soldiers are exposed and they need the directive of insurance compensation implemented,” said Mwachonda.

Mwachonda said the war will only be won by securing the lives of the doctors since they are humans as much as they are doctors.

He however called on the government to waive the importation of testing kits and testing reagents in order to cut the high cost incurred during covid19 treatment.

Three doctors have so far succumbed to the disease among them being Dr. Doreen Adisa Lugaliki, a consultant Obstetrician and gynecologist of Nairobi South hospital, who died on Friday.