Signals to the end of the doctors’ strike



NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14 – The end of the doctors’ strike is looming as government and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union are meeting to conclude talks on the joint return-to-work formula. Services in public health facilities are set to resume in the course of the day as the advocates at the Court of Appeal have indicated the medics will resume work according to the agreement.

A progress report will be submitted to the Court on Tuesday afternoon signaling the resumption of doctors’ services after the signing of consent documents before the registry and adoption if all the parties agree. Doctors are demanding to be paid 100 days they were on strike and the lifting of the disciplinary action if they call off the strike and resume duty.

“The State is currently drafting a joint return-to-work-formula and once the document is complete, we are optimistic that it will be signed and produced in Court today,” State Counsel Waikwa Kamau said.