Kenyatta Hospital Doctors Decline to Go Back to Work

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  • Doctors in Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have allegedly refused to go back to work before 12 of their colleagues who had been sacked a week are reinstated.

    Some of the fired medics were officials of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU), that had been dismissed after directives from KNH Chief Executive Officer Lily Koros.

    Last week, ” the medics, who participated in the just ended doctors strike were disregarded by Ms Koros, more than what was termed as desertion.

    40 others were also issued with a warning letter to clarify why they should not face disciplinary action for engaging in the action.

    In a report from the Star, Koros has been believed to be in the process of approving the reinstatement of the fired practitioners after KMPDU called off the attack on Tuesday.

    Officials, the Council of Health signed a formula ending the attack which lasted 100 days.

    According to the arrangement, there should be no victimisation of the doctors who return to work and most of disciplinary procedures plotted from the medics such as dismissal letters and show trigger will soon be removed.

    The healthcare practitioners will get Doctors Allowances which range to Sh80 ,000 from an Sh36 ,000 based on the job group.

    Effective from January 1, 2017, every doctor   will also receive a brand new Medical Risk Allowance of Sh20,000.

    The parties consented to finish discussions on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that should be filed  with the court within sixty days.