The Kenya Medical practitioners, pharmacists and dentists’ union has demanded for a public apology from Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua over his move to suspend three senior health officers at the Kathiani Sub-County Hospital over alleged laziness and negligence of duty.
In a statement released on Sunday, the body demanded for a public apology from Mutua in the next seven days over the ‘hostilities by his government towards doctors and other health staff in the county’.
“We have noted with dismay your continued contempt and distasteful attitude towards doctors working for various facilities.” Union Secretary General Ouma Oluga said.
“We demand that you withdraw your scandalous and malicious remarks on the health workers you purport to have suspended and publicly offer an apology to all Kenyan doctors and KMPDU, published in not less than 3 top circulating newspapers in Kenya.”
Oluga said failure by the governor to issue an apology would lead to KMPDU initiating a process to withdraw all doctors in the service of Machakos and have the county declared a hostile employer.
“KMPDU will petition the Commission for the Administrative Justice to qualify and quantify administrative injustice and thereafter institute fair costs to your actions and or inaction as a Governor towards his doctors,”Oluga said.
He said the continued medical-related problems in Machakos should be blamed on the county government for the suspension of doctors, lack of medicines in hospitals and the disappearance of Dr Iddi Waititu and death of Dr Nicholas Njagi.
Source: The Star