Jimmy Safi Mulwa, also known as Tanga, has urged healthcare workers to adopt a spirit of dialogue to address challenges within the health sector.
In his exclusive interview with the Hopkin Reporter on Wednesday morning, Safi, a businessman from Kitui East and a gubernatorial candidate for 2027, emphasized the importance of dialogue in addressing grievances, rather than resorting to threats of downing tools.
“Let our doctors embrace dialogue for the sake of the patients who are in dire need of help,” said Safi.
The impasse reached between the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union and the County government highlights the complexity of the issues at hand. Despite efforts to find a resolution through a meeting led by the governor, the healthcare workers have rejected the proposed solutions.
The decision by the KMPDU to extend the strike notice by 24 hours reflects their commitment to giving the county government additional time to address their concerns. However, the union’s statement indicates that if their demands are not met within the specified timeframe, they will proceed with the planned strike action.
This underscores the urgency for both parties to engage in meaningful dialogue and reach a resolution that satisfies the needs of healthcare workers while ensuring uninterrupted medical services for the community.
The nurses lament that they have not been promoted for years despite investing in education and advancing their skills.