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The silent victims of the 100 days doctors’ strike

Source: The Standard

By Jeckonia Otieno
Tue, April 18th 2017
Cancer patients bore the brunt of the stalemate pitting medics against the Government in their push for better pay and working conditions. Many were forced to turn to private hospitals for treatment – some of them seeking help after defaulting on treatment due to closure of public health facilities. Others just headed straight to comparatively cheaper facilities to seek treatment. One of the health facilities that took in a majority of the patients was Texas Cancer Centre. It took in most of the patients that were on cancer treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) during the three-month strike by Kenyan medics. But for some it was a little too late.
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