Mombasa district government has sacked many specialists, including KMPDU supervisor Chibanzi Mwachonda and senior experts for declining to re-visitation of work.
In a letter endorsed by area secretary Jeizan Faruk, Governor Hassan Joho’s organization excused 86 striking laborers for boycotting obligation.
“Following the correspondence shared between the Department of Health and the County Public Service Board on the doctors strike, the Board, pursuant to Section 59 (1) (c) of the County Governments Act number 17 of 2012, hereby conveys its decision via Special Board meeting held on January 5, 2021 that all the doctors who have failed, refused and/or neglected to return to work be dismissed from county services as provided for under Section 44 (4) (a), (c) and (e) of the Employment Act 2007 which constitute justifiable or lawful grounds for the dismissal as highlighted in the Act,” the devolved unit said.
The notification was shipped off the influenced by means of email.
The Joho organization further educated the specialists to promptly surrender all properties having a place with the province government to their managers.
“Update us on the progress of the dissemination of the letters, handover and staff return for each of the facilities,” said the county secretary. This was copied to the health executive, chief officer, Devolution and Public Service Administration.
Be that as it may, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Coast branch secretary, Dr Abidan Mwachi, pledged to go to court.
“We have gotten the letters of excusal yet they are unlawful, they are the ones who prosecuted us and can’t by-pass the court cycle. We are not frightened. We will move to court to get an order,” said Dr Mwachi.
This comes as the wellbeing area in the region came to a standstill with specialists, attendants and clinical officials begging patients to look for treatment in Kwale, Kilifi and neighboring degenerated units.
Rather than settling the wellbeing loss of motion, the striking wellbeing staff, including 220 specialists and 800 attendants, state the Governor Hassan Joho-drove district is compromising and scaring them regardless of going on a lawful strike since December 2.
Wards in significant clinics are vacant with administrations, for example, medical procedure, maternity, in-quiet and out-tolerant suspended as specialists, attendants, research facility technologists, clinical officials and radiographers blacklist obligations.
The strike is hampering the battle against the Covid.
The wellbeing staff are protesting over lasting compensation delays, non-settlement of legal allowances and protection charges and outsider derivations.
KMPDU, Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun), Kenya Union of Clinical Officers (KUCO), Kenya National Union of Medical Laboratory Officers (KNUMLO) and Kenya Health Professionals Society (KHPS) said they won’t be scared back to work except if their requests are met.
“Mombasa administration has become cruel to its hospital workers and, by extension, the residents by denying them access to health. The county deducts funds from our salaries with the intention of paying banks as reimbursements for loans, insurance and policies but does not take the money there. In effect our members end up without salaries because when they are paid their monies, they are taken up by the accumulated arrears,” KMPDU Coast branch secretary Dr Mwachi said.
Dr Mwachi said the medics cannot get any loans from financial institutions after the majority were blacklisted on the Credit Reference Bureau due to non-compliance.
“We have been blacklisted by financial institutions, we have gotten letters from Kenya Revenue Authority. But the county is now sending dismissal letters, sacking and eviction notices from government houses. All the 220 doctors across the county have received the threats,” added the KMPDU official.
Dr Mwachi said they have attempted to contact the district government however their re-visitation of work equation was overlooked. They are yet to get their December pay rates, though nurture were last paid in November.
The surgeon said exactly 80 specialists were influenced by the infection with some being hit twice.
“We will return to work once they execute our re-visitation of work recipe as endorsed on October 2 a year ago. It covers work movement for specialists, installment altogether for every legal derivation and installment of premium accumulated,” added the KMPDU official.
Dr Mwachi encouraged Mombasa inhabitants to carefully cling to the wellbeing conventions to shield themselves from the infection that is assaulting the province in the midst of a strike.
“Keep social distance, wash your hands and wear your face masks, the coronavirus situation is bad … it is terrible and we empathise. We have advised our patients to seek services in Kilifi district or Mariakani which is 40 minutes away, my members can even go and volunteer there for free,” the medic said.
Knun Mombasa branch secretary Peter Maroko requested danger remittance and gathering disaster protection before they continue obligations.
Lab technologist Moses Maingi encouraged the public authority to approach the laborers with deference.