The doctors’ strike that began a week ago marked its second week on Monday August 8. The Machakos doctors downed their tools accusing the Mutua led government of intolerance and harsh working conditions.
The strike that has since seen patients at the Machakos Level 5 Hospital seek referral for medical attention in other places shows no signs of retreat despite several meeting held between the Machakos government and doctors union.
During one of the deliberations it emerged that some elected members had been interfering with doctors’ work, something the governor Dr. Alfred has assured that will not continue adding that doctors should not be interrupted in their duty.
In a statement released by the Governor after hosting a meeting with the leaders of the doctors’ union.
A concerned Mutua says, “We both agree that this was not only a matter of county but national concern. I told the doctors that I was aware that even His Excellency President Uhuru and his Government were also concerned and I have assured them that all would be solved.”
A seemingly disturbed Mutua says he his working with the union to resolve their differences arguing that only few minor issues remaining that his teams can work on.
“ I told them I was willing to meet the Union leaders again with representatives of the doctors to finalize a return to work formula.” He said.
Political leaders in the county including the Machakos County women rep have called on the governor to act fast and ensure business gets back to normal as soon as possible for the sake of the mwananchi.