Crisis develops as Nairobi doctors threaten to protest

From Monday, Nairobi residents may have to find healthcare elsewhere.

This comes after medical professionals threatened to stop working over what they called a lack of adequate health insurance coverage.

No doctors will be seeing patients as they attempt to meet with Governor Johnson Sakaja, says Malindi Chao, secretary of the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union’s Nairobi section.

“KMPDU Nairobi branch informs the public that commencing Monday, all doctors working in Nairobi City County will be converging at the governor’s office due to lack of NHIF comprehensive insurance cover,” Chao said.

“We therefore regrettably wish to notify the populace of Nairobi County on the above subject and request them to seek services at the Kenyatta National Hospital as all county health facilities will have no doctors available to attend to them,” he added.

To advance their cause, the doctors are expected to congregate at the governor’s office and perform nonviolent protests.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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