Tuesday, 13 December 2011 19:09 Written by By Peter Orengo-
Doctors have rejected a pay deal struck on Monday night and insisted the nationwide strike in the public health sector .-The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) chairman Mr. Victor Ng’ani on Tuesday said they rejected the pay deal as it did not address all their grievances.
The doctors claimed the Monday night deal did not address issues concerning the public and
Ng’ani said they do not believe in task forces, referring to one set to look into their grievances and insisted the strike would continue until their demands are met.
Speaking at Medical School at Kenyatta National Hospital, the chairman said they also want the Ministry of Finance to allocate 15 percent of the total budget expenditure to the health sector as stipulated by World Health Organisation (WHO).
Doctors have been on strike for the last one-week demanding 300 percent pay increase.
On Monday night, it was announced that the doctors had called off the strike after they struck a deal with the government.
The Government’s agreement with KMPDU entailed salary increment for the doctors and it was to be implemented in two phases.
The increment included sh30,000 emergency call allowance and between sh30,000 and sh40,000 extraneous allowance to be implemented in two phases, this month and July next year.