Nurses want their pay increment or else they frustrate UHURU/ RUTO’s free maternity healthcare planNews 08:37
Monday April 15, 2013 - Nurses in Kenya have come out to demand President Uhuru Kenyatta and VP Ruto to honour their pay deal or else they frustrate his vision of free maternity services in public hospitals in the next 100 days of his time in office.
During his inauguration as the 4th President of Kenya last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to put in place within 100 days plans to waive all maternity fee charges in public hospitals.
Speaking yesterday, Union of Kenya Civil Servants head of Medical Chapter Evans Nasebe said that Uhuru’s dream could only come true if nurses are motivated.
He noted that nurses would play a very crucial role in achieving free maternity services hence the need to be treated better.
“It is only fair that when maternal healthcare is implemented, the agreement nurses had with the Government on pay and allowances should also be implemented”, he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST