Kenya’s Ministry of Health has denied claims that it has neglected health care workers, after numerous complaints and threats for industrial action.
The unions have been complaining over lack of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), lack of comprehensive medical cover, employment of more health care workers and lack of risk allowances particularly to those in the frontline in the war against COVID-19.
However, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, a Chief Administrative Secretary at the ministry describing health workers as front line soldiers in the war against the pandemic could not be negleted.
She said the needs of the health workers will be met and the government is working round the clock to ensure their needs are taken care of.
Adolphus Mawolo reports.