Ministry of Health Announces Reaching Final Deal With Striking Doctors

The nationwide doctors’ strike that threw the country into a health crisis is coming to an end, the Ministry of Health revealed on Wednesday.

Via its official channels, the Ministry announced that the government had reached an agreement bringing the 56-day go slow to an end.

According to the Ministry, the agreement was reached after a comprehensive meeting between the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists Dentists Union (KMPDU) and government officials.

“After 56 days, KMPDU signs agreement, ending nationwide doctors’ strike,” the Ministry of Health announced.

The government and the health officials signed the return to work formula on Wednesday evening in line with the directive issued by the Labour Relations Court.

The court in its ruling issued a directive for the two conflicting parties to reach an agreement and bring to an end the prolonged doctors’ strike.

Following the signing of the agreement by the doctors and the government, KMPDU is set to issue directives on when the doctors will resume work.

The agreement followed a series of disagreements and court battles that paralysed the country’s health system for almost two months.

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