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Ochilo ask medics on strike to obey return to work court order

Migori Governor Ochilo Ayacko has called upon the medical professionals currently on strike to obey the Court order and return to work as negotiations continue.

The medical professionals have been on strike for more than two weeks now and recently, they were joined on the strike by the clinical officers.

Speaking at his official County residence, Dr Ochilo asked the striking medics to understand that the right to life and good health is primary to everybody and nobody should fail to access treatment because of the ongoing strike.

Ochilo however, applauded the medics of Migori County for being reasonable, caring and loving after agreeing to have a dialogue with the county officials on the nine key issues that resulted in the nationwide strike.

He said that his administration has responded positively to the doctor’s request with seven of the nine issues already having been discussed.

He explained that although the medics’ Collective Barging Agreement (CBA) was signed between the doctors and the national government, the county also bears some form of responsibility in addressing some of the raised concerns.

Ochilo however, called upon the medics to obey the court order to remove any illegality that may arise as they continue to negotiate their way on the CBA.

He implored medics across the country not to punish the country’s citizens seeking medical attention in the name of seeking what is rightfully theirs through the strike.

“Don’t abandon your service to the public just because your grievance has not been met; but let’s continue holding negotiations as we preserve human dignity and life” said Ayacko.

By Geoffrey Makokha

 

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