The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) is now demanding that its members be paid more due to the rising cost of living. Dr. Davji Atellah, Secretary General of the KMPDU, stated that the decision to begin the relocation was made following a kamukunji with doctors in Bomet on July 27, 2023.
According to Dr. Atellah, the kamukunji emphasized on concerns facing healthcare workers, as well as the urge on standing unified as a union.
“During our discussions, one crucial matter took centre stage – the pressing need for a salary increase,” stated the KMPDU boss in a statement to newsrooms.
“As the cost of living continues to rise, it’s imperative that we advocate for fair compensation for our hardworking healthcare professionals. We stand united in pursuing better wages and improved living standards for all our members.”
Dr. Atellah went on to say that the union will continue to host such meetings with healthcare professionals throughout the country in order to enhance their rights and welfare.
It is now possible that in case their push to have salary increment bwill not bear fruits, they might resort to strikes and this will paralyze operations in health institutions in the country. The government must act as early as possible to nhave the concerns by KMPDU adressed in a way as satisfactory as possible.