By Brighton Makori .
Nyamira 11 November 2020………...Kenya Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union ( KMPDU) Nyanza Branch officials have threatened to sue Nyamira county government for allegedly failing to obey court orders to address the predicament of Doctors to ease their suffering.
According to them led by Union’s chairman, Dr Kevin Osuri they stated that Justice Mathews Nduma Nderi in Kisumu had ordered the county Government Of Nyamira to provide Personal protective Equipment ( PPEs) and other requirements , promotion and shun harassing and intimidating of the Doctors, adding that the court had ordered the county officers to dialogue with Doctors so that they can resolve the matter amicably but county officers had ignored it.
Addressing the Press on Wednesday at Kisii the official noted the county government had for many times failed to address challenges and grievances of the Doctors, who have been on strike for 57 days.
They added that the Doctors’ strike is still on until the county government under the leadership of governor John Nyagarama effects the orders for the Doctors to return to work.
“ The strike is still on until our grievances are heard , let the Government look ways on how it can end this issues amicably” said Dr Osuri
He deplored negligence in the health sector in the county, adding that seven medical Doctors in the Branch and several members of the public had succumbed to the deadly Covid 19, creating fear and uncertainty.
The official urged the governor to hasten and obey the orders so that the Doctors can resume work to ease the suffering of patients.
The chairman, accompanied by Dr Lameck Omweri, Union’s Secretary, Peter Morebu, Treasurer and Frank Nyakagwa, they said that they will be forced to petition senator Okong’o Omogeni and Woman Representative, Jerusha Momanyi support it for county’s health services revert to the national government.