700 doctors go on strike to protest suspension of KNH colleague

As many as 700 doctors held a strike today, suspending services at the Kenyatta National Hospital after their colleague was suspended over a brain surgery mix-up.

According to the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU), the registrars cannot work without being supervised by university lecturers who are currently on strike.

The union’s Secretary General Ouma Oluga on Monday condemned the suspension of the doctor and the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Lily Koros, describing it as a knee-jerk reaction of a situation taken out of context and being blown out of proportion.