Health services have been strained in Kisumu after all the medics went on strike.
The medics went on the strike after an alleged stalled 2016 promotion agreement and delay by the County government to respond to their strike notice which was issued on Tuesday, June 2.
The doctors, clinical officers, nurses, lab technicians and pharmacists all came together to press the government, their county government in precise to take more care of the of health workers.
The County leader, Anyang Nyong’o, however, asked the medics to consider the fact that the country is going through the pandemic.
“This is not the time to abandon patients, given the health challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Nyong’o urged as the strike entered its second day on Wednesday, June 10.
Patients are being withdrawn from public hospitals, Kisumu County Hospital and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, as nurses urge them to seek private facilities for treatment.
It has been a couple of days since the country reported the first case of coronavirus. Ever since the numbers have been going up by the day.
As of Tuesday 9th June, 127 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya bringing the total to 2,989.
Health CAS Rashid Aman said 2,247 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
Unfortunately, three more patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatalities to 88.