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Dozens Of Kenyan Doctors Strike Over Lack Of PPE, Delayed Pay

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Dozens Of Kenyan Doctors Strike Over Lack Of PPE, Delayed Pay

Dozens of doctors in Kenya have gone on strike over delayed salaries, inadequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for handling COVID-19 patients and lack of medical insurance.

A union official said at least two of Kenya’s 47 counties have joined the strike action.

Allan Ocanji, vice chairman of the Kenya medical practitioners, pharmacists and dentists union, Allan Ochanji said doctors in western Homa bay and central Embu region had gone on strike over delayed or missing salary payments, lack of promotion, missing medical insurance and no hazard bonus.

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Ochanji allege, doctors who contracted COVID-19 had been forced to pay out of pocket for their own treatment.

Kenya health ministry data show, a total 30,636 confirmed infections, with 487 deaths. The nation`s capital, Nairobi has by far the largest number of coronavirus cases. Doctors in Nairobi, warned on Friday they would go on strike within a week if their demands were not met.

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Healthcare workers say they have not been given adequate PPE, but the government has said it has distributed enough to go round.

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