Dozens of doctors in at least two of Kenya’s 47 counties have gone on strike on Friday over delayed salaries, inadequate personal protective equipment for handling COVID-19 patients, and lack of medical insurance.
Healthcare workers say they have not been given adequate PPEs, but the government has said it has distributed enough.
Doctors working in hospitals under the Nairobi County Government have issued a one week strike notice. Strike starts on the 21st of August 2020.
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According to the latest information from the Kenyan Ministry of Health, at least 838 health workers have contracted COVID-19 and at least 16 have died.
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) August 20, 2020
Doctors say the bulk of the deceased is from the Nairobi county which is the epicentre of the disease.