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Murang’a county governor Mwangi wa Iria orders medics back to work

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Empty corridors at the Kiambu district hospital

Murang’a county governor Mwangi wa Iria through a notice placed in the Sunday Nation has ordered all medical practitioners and medics who are employees of the county government to resume duty on Monday.

He further warned those who would defy the order to resume duty that they would face ‘the relevant human resource consequences.’

The Murang’a County governor expressed concern about the on-going strike that had caused suffering to the residents of the county.

He observed that medical attention cannot be underrated since the consequences could be grave and fatal.

“While we appreciate the efforts made by the national government and the medical fraternity to resolve this matter, as the county government, we have the primary responsibility for the wellness, health and lives of our people, “said the governor in the notice.

The governor also sent out an appeal to all willing retired medics, interns and any other unemployed medical personnel to report to Murang’a Mothers’ Union  Hall on Monday for immediate deployment.

He announced that the county government had established hotlines and an emergency response mechanism manned by 23 ambulances and a 24-hour call centre to respond to emergencies.

Murang’a District Hospital Clinical Officer Dawood Mwaura refused to comment on the matter.

The Hospital Medical Superintended could not be reached as his phone was switched off.

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