Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has poked holes in President William Ruto's appointments since he took over from Uhuru Kenyatta According to KMPDU, it is the first time since the country attained independence that a medical doctor has not been appointed to join the health ministry as a minister or Principal Secretary, or be part of the government in any position.
"You Ignored Us, Expect a Deadly Demonstration Never Seen Before, " Ruto's Govt Told By Angry Medics
The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) have threatened to lead a demonstration never seen before, accusing the Government of allegedly assuming the notion of "train and dump" The medics have alleged that the government has ignored their presence and calls and it was time the give back the same energy.
The Constitution of Kenya and the International Labour laws clearly provide for strike as one of the industrial action by workers who feel agrieved. It is within the dictates of the law and employers are bound by the above fact and do not necessarily need to apply unnecessary pressure and mechanisms should the above arise.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU), which has threatened to organize an unprecedented protest, claims that the Government is adopting the concept of "train and dump." It's time to pay the government back, the doctors argue, since it has ignored their presence and their requests.
Since taking over for Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has criticized President William Ruto's appointments. According to KMPDU, this is the first time since the country gained independence that a doctor has not been appointed to work in the government in any capacity, including as a minister or principal secretary in the health ministry.
Doctors, under the The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU), have raised their concerns regarding the look of President William Ruto's government. The medics have raised complains, accusing Ruto of being unfair in his appointments and bypassing and overlooking medics while picking his CSs and PSs.
Today the KMPDU Secretary General Dr Davji Bhimji Atellah said that the doctors might go on strike due to an unattended issue by the government. Dr Davji said that the government has failed to fulfil agreements in a collective bargaining agreement covering 2017-2021. The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union also said that the stakeholders involved in signing of the agreement had failed to implement issues that they had raised to be worked on.“You can be sure that those engagements that the union will engage for the new cycle 2021-2025 include all options available to unions, including an industrial action.
The Kenya Medical Pharmaceuticals and Dentist Union (KMPDU) have vowed to go on strike soon because the government has refused to honour their CBA. According to the doctors, the 2017 CBA is yet to be honored to date clearly demonstrating that the government didn't act in good faith.
As a result of the government's alleged adoption of the concept of "train and dump," the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has threatened to lead an unprecedented demonstration. The doctors say the government has ignored their presence and requests for help, so now it's payback time.
"We Can't Effectively Contribute While Excluded" Ruto Told To Reconsider Place Of Doctors In His Govt
The absence of any medical appointments to President William Ruto's administration has alarmed the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists' Union (KMPDU). President Ruto's decision to not include a physician in his Cabinet, according to KMPDU Secretary General Dr. Davji Bhimji Atellah, marks the first occasion since independence that the sector has been disregarded for top leadership positions in the government.
The Government is allegedly adopting the idea of "train and dump," according to the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU), which has threatened to lead a never-before-seen demonstration. The doctors claim that the government has disregarded their presence and requests, so it is time to return the favor.
(photo courtesy: Health Minister Nakhumicha) The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU) have come out to reject Nakhumicha's salary allegations. Nakhumicha who is the new minister for health on Wednesday alleged that the interns at the health sector receive more salary compared to experienced doctors.
Earlier today,The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union has threatened to go on strike over the government's failure to fulfil the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The union leaders expressed dissatisfaction with the implementation of critical issues that were raised during the signing of the accord and the displeasure at the appointment of Susan Nakhumicha as the Health Cabinet Secretary, arguing that she was not a trained medic.
Angry Medics Blast At Ruto, Tells Him To Expect A Deadly Demonstration Never Seen Before Due To This
The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has threatened to lead a demonstration the likes of which have never been seen before. They are accusing the government of allegedly assuming the concept of "train and dump." According to the medics' claims, the government has disregarded their presence and has not responded to their requests; therefore, it is time for them to exert the same amount of effort.
After accusing the government of adopting the "train and dump" mentality, the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has threatened to lead a demonstration unlike any witnessed before. It was time for the medics to "give back the same energy" that they felt had been overlooked by the administration, according to their allegations.
Today, Dr. Davji Bhimji Atellah, the secretary general of the KMPDU, warned that the government's failure to address a problem could lead to a walkout by doctors. According to Dr. Davji, the government has not carried out its obligations under a collective bargaining agreement that runs from 2017 to 2021.
Kenya doctors through their union of KMPDU have urged the government of president William Ruto to make public the Cuban doctors deal. According to Kenyan doctors, it's not proper to have Kenyan doctors struggling to get employment yet we have foreign doctors who are employed here in Kenya.
Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha was yesterday evening hosted on Citizen TV and she made claims that have since caused a stir online. According to her, medical interns earn more than the employed doctors. This a statement that the medical practitioners have said it's not true.
After learning that the Senate was considering a plan to close Mama Lucy Hospital the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has come out swinging. Senators said they would consider a number of options, including closing the hospital after hearing horrifying accounts of how individuals are abused while utilizing the medical facility. There would have been a saving of these lives. Wambua a member of the Senate Health Committee stated We must crack the whip and do whatever must be done
Cabinet secretary in charge of health Dr Susan Wafula has revealed in what she termed as inconsistencies in health sector referring to salaries given to medical interns relative to medical doctors. The honorable CS noted that interns are paid a sum of about Ksh 200, 000 and this is before they are deployed in the industry whereas, employed doctors only earn a sum of Ksh 104000.