The Kitui county health and labour committees have appealed to doctors in Kyuso level 4 hospital to resume duties as security officers carry out investigations over insecurity threats to the hospital staffs.
The joint committee had visited the institution over the weekend on a fact finding mission geared towards ending the strike.
The Labour Committee Chair, Munyoki Mwinzi while briefing the press, appealed to the medics to return to work, adding that security had been beefed up within the hospital and its surroundings.
“We regret the decision to shut down the facility that has been a lifeline for patients and expectant mothers and we are urging the medic to resume duties,” said Mwinzi.
The Kitui County government closed the Kyuso Level 4 Hospital two weeks ago following the circulation of leaflets targeting hospital staff.
The County Executive Committee member for Health, Dr. Richard Muthoka, while closing down the hospital said the leaflets warned staff of dire consequences over alleged poor management practices and employment of casuals from outside Kyuso area.
Upon closing down the hospital, all patients were transferred to Mwingi Level 4 Hospital.
Acting County Health committee Chair, Stephen Katana expressed concern that the closure of the hospital has completely paralyzed medical services in the entire Mwingi North region.
Police in Kyuso and Mwingi have been conducting investigations to unravel those behind the document and their intent aftter which they will be arrested and charged.
The Kyuso DCIO, Henry Kinyua said there was no insecurity concerns reported to him before the closure of the facility.
By Denson Mututo