Nyamira county Health services chief officer Douglas Bosire has asked the striking nurses to resume work and help the residents as talks on their demands continue.
Addressing Journalists in Nyamira after launching Human resource for health strategic plan for Nyamira County 2017-2020, Mr. Bosire appealed to the nurses who have been on a nation-wide strike for close to four months now to allow smooth negotiations of their demands.
He told them that their issue lies with the National government and the Sarah Serem led Salaries and Remuneration Commission (S.R.C), noting that the residents were innocently suffering from the strike.
I want to call upon our nurses to consider returning to work as we are on with negotiations for their salary increment. Our people are suffering and seeking alternative services in private facilities of which the cost has become too unbearable, pleaded Bosire.
He further added that the County government proposed and forwarded the salaries drafts to the SRC, which rejected it on grounds of the nurses’ qualifications.
The nurses however, through their union Secretary General Seth Panyako, have vowed not to return to their work stations until their demands are met.
They have received backing from the doctors, who have encouraged them to push on with their strike until they are remunerated well.
Source: Kenya News Agency