Kenya: KMPDU calls off doctors’ strike after 56-day agreement with MOH, COH

Nairobi – Doctors across the country on Wednesday ended their nationwide strike following the signing of a return to work agreement with the Ministry of Health and counties.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Felix Koskei, the head of the public service.

Members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) had been on strike for 56 days until Wednesday.

“The strike has been called off and doctors should resume work immediately,” said Davji Atellah, KMPDU general secretary.

The sticking points of the strike were, among other things, the salary and working conditions of the intern doctors, as well as the implementation of a previously agreed collective agreement.

During the signing, Atellah revealed that the issue of interns was not finally resolved.

As a result, there is a 60-day period during which the posting of medical trainees will be suspended until a binding agreement is reached.

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