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HEALTH SERVICES BACK ON TRACK IN BORABU SUB-COUNTY 

(Picture) Borabu Level 4 hospital Nursing-in-charge Madam Moindi assisting a patient at the maternity ward.

11 September 2018
 
Nyamira county residents had suffered for three months due to lack of medical services, and residents of Borabu sub-county were not an exception. This was caused by the industrial action of medical staff who had been on strike due to delayed salaries. The residents are relieved as the services are now available at all health facilities.

"We are happy that the medical staff are at the hospitals and we can now receive treatment easily. With the strike on, we had to seek medical services in private hospitals which are not affordable to many residents.We urge the County government to ensure the doctors and nurses keep working because without their services the citizens suffer," remarked Edwin Nyachio a resident of Nyansiongo ward.

Borabu sub-county Health  Administrator Mr.Benson Ombuna confirmed that doctors, clinical officers, and nurses have resumed duties in all health facilities across the sub-county. He stated that they are working with the community units to sensitize the public that medical services are available in all health facilities and therefore they should embrace the move and visit hospitals when in need of medical care.

The Nyamira County medical staff called off the strike last week after the signing of a return to work formula by the county secretary Mr. Erick Onchana and the union officials.