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Withdrawal of Doctors strike in Machakos

The Medical fraternity in Machakos County has withdrawn their strike notice issued on the 26th June 2023 after they received 422 promotion letters at the Machakos level 5 Hospital.

This comes after the health workers in Machakos under the umbrella of Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU), had threatened to down their tools if the County Administration failed to address their concerns.

The completion of the promotion exercise was by the department of Health and the County Public Service Board.

The County Executive Member for Health, Dr. Daniel Yumbya was speaking at the Machakos level 5 as they handed over the 422 promotion letters, he hailed the County Public Service board and Human Resource department for their sleepless nights as they gathered all data that was required to make the promotions a success

“I would like to thank the efforts of the Health Department especially the HR and the County Public Service Board as they compiled all the information that was required,” said Yumbya.

The Chair of the Public Service Board Ulbanus Mutisya was present and pointed out that they were happy they managed to produce 422 letters of promotion before the strike deadline which was next week.

He said as the PSB they are happy to handover the promotion letters to the health sector so that they can be distributed to their rightful owners in different departments.

Mutisya also thanked the Union Officials who supported them and gave them time to finish their task before the day of the planned strike. 

By Anne Kangero

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