Migori nurses resume duty after week-long strike

Migori nurses resume duty after week-long strike

Health services have resumed in public hospitals in Migori County after nurses who have been on strike over unpaid allowances called off the strike on Friday.

This was after reaching an agreement with the County government that they will be paid their allowances through vouchers from Monday next.

According to Migori County nurses union Secretary General, Catherine Tingo, said they called off the strike after the county government made the commitment through a written and binding document.

Ms Tingo said that all nurses who are supposed to at work already resumed their duties awaiting the county government to effect the agreement failure to which they will down their tools.

The nurses have also given the county government seven days to revoke the show cause letters written by the chief officer health Dr Dalmas Oyugi to the nurses’ union officials for calling for the strike.

Last week, the striking nurses who stormed the county governor Okoth Obado’s office demanding for their January allowances.

Health services have been for the past two weeks grounded at the government health facilities in Migori county forcing patients to look for services in private facilities.

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