It is now three weeks since Kenyan doctors went on strike.The strike began when KMPDU, put government to task over payment of registrar allowances of about sh90,000 per month. Government through the health minister Anyang’ Nyong’o refused to engage them,and now they have turned to social media.The doctors have coined hashtag #peremendemovement on twitter to get back at Nyong’o for his comment that the government cannot use tax payers money to give peremende(sweets) to a crying child(doctors). And the fury started. KMPDU kicked the salvo with this comment.
“Absence of the health agenda in the politician’s agenda. How do we change this? Zero votes for zero health agenda #peremendemovement” – VN
The doctor patient ratio is something the government need to worry about. With a doctor for every 100,000 Kenyans is enough reason for government to take the strike serious. But the government announced the sacking of all the striking doctors and put adverts for new ones. No progress report has been given yet regarding the recruitment of new doctors.
It will be a good thing for government to employ 2000 doctors.
Who will then immediately join the strike.
We got an extreme doctors shortage