Siaya County health workers are on strike over delayed salary payments and failed remittance of statutory deductions by the county for four months.
KMPDU Nyanza region chairman Dr. Onyango Ndong’a says it is the end of the road for the health care workers in Siaya unless the county government reviews the terms.
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Further, Dr. Ndonga laments that patients suffer when the rights of healthcare workers are violated.
We can’t work for 90 days without any pay, we can’t pay for the services that we offer, we are listed on the Credit Reference Bureau, we are unable to pay school fees, we are unable to pay our bills.he said.
Speaking at Siaya referral hospital, Siaya county branch secretary of the Kenya National Union of Nurses, Sylvester Ng’anda blamed the county government for the woes affecting the health sector.
He added that they have called on the county government for dialogue without success.
Additionally, he stated that the county government duped them with promotional letters back in March.
Some of us were promoted back in March. However, the promotion has not been affected to date. We realized they stole all the money meant for our promotion.said Ng’anda.
On his part, Kenya Clinical Officers Union branch chair Collins Omondi called for speedy resolutions to the stalemate.