- They said no health staff was ready yet to resume duty due to 'trauma caused on the staff"when goons raided the health facility last Wednesday.
- Lazurus Obwoge, the regional clinician's chair, said security agencies were still dilly-dallying in taking action a week since the incident occured.
Medical staff union officials in Kisii Tuesday insisted the boycott on Nduru Level 5 hospital in South Mugirango still stands.
They said no health staff was ready yet to resume duty due to 'trauma caused on the staff"when goons raided the health facility last Wednesday.
Lazurus Obwoge, the regional clinician's chair, said security agencies were still dilly-dallying in taking action a week since the incident occured.
At least five medical staff were roughed up and injured by goons during a protest by a section of the residents blocking the transfer of anaesthetic medical equipment to Keumbu Sub-County Hospital.
Two vehicles were also vandalized.
On Tuesday, Obwoge said the delay by police to go for the suspects complicates any move to convince the health staff deployed there to return to work.
"With the delay, we have actually not seen any reason to persuade our staff to return to their workstations," Obwoge told the Star by phone Tuesday night.
Separately, doctors working in the County through the KMPDU Secretary General Dr Orwenyo say they will not join the nationwide strike starting Wednesday.
Orwenyo said it shall be working as usual for the medics after they held talks with the County boss Simba Arati Monday evening regarding the need to streamline payments of their salaries.
"No healthcare workers will be withdrawing their skills from places of work as of Wednesday midnight since today the county paid our salaries.
"We, however, demand the government to stop normalising salary delays It should always pay at the end of every month worked for."
"Delays should not go past the 5th day of the subsequent months, "he told journalists in a statement.
For Kisumu and Nyamira, Orwenyo said the doctors shall abandon their workstations if the governments would not have paid them their dues.