Kajiado governor H.E David Nkedianye says he won’t sack the striking doctors. However he added that their demands are unrealistic urging them to negotiate for a return to work formula. While touring Kajiado referral hospital, Nkedianye said it is unfortunate that a few patients are being attended to. Nkedianye says in the entire Kajiado County many patients are suffering in their homes with a number in death beds as they cannot afford private hospitals
Currently, the male ward has six admitted patients and a single lady in maternity ward. Though several doctors have gone back in the referral hospital on humanitarian grounds nothing much can be achieved.
The governor noted that his government is paying medical staff a salary of 1.2B annual from a total budget of sh7.5 billion for the entire county. Nkedianye added that the striking doctor’s demand is exorbitant and can paralyze the county government operations if accepted. He further urged the doctors to meet in his office to discuss and see how they can come out of the dilemma and safe the suffering patients in hospitals. The county boss did not hesitate to thank some doctors who did not participate in the strike because of their humanity.
Senior doctors say they shall be going back to work any time soon after striking a deal with the county government.
The governor was accompanied with his deputy Hon. Paul Ntiati