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[PHOTOS] Fit to fight virus: Kenya's front line workers in zumba session

In Summary

• Healthcare workers suspended their strike notice two weeks ago to give dialogue a chance.

• The workers are decrying failure by the government to harmonise risk allowances meant for frontline health workers.

Kenyan nurses, midwives and other front line workers based at Mbagathi Hospital's Infectious Disease Unit participated in a zumba exercise session on Thursday. https://bit.ly/2AddXq8

Kenyan nurses, midwives and other front line workers based at Mbagathi Hospital's Infectious Disease Unit participated in a zumba exercise session on Thursday.

The session was organised by the Nursing Council of Kenya to mark the end of Nurse's Week in Nairobi.

Front line health worker during a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
MERCY MUMO Front line health worker during a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.

Healthcare workers suspended their strike notice two weeks ago to give dialogue a chance.

The workers are decrying failure by the government to harmonise risk allowances meant for frontline health workers.

“The government reached out on Friday and the next meeting will be today (Monday). We will have a meeting with the Labour CS, Health CS and the Council of Governors chairman,” Kenya Union of Clinical Officer's chairman Peterson Wachira said.

Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.
Front line health workers have a zumba session at Mbagathi Hospital on May 28, 2020.