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Doctors share their pain during 5-month nurses’ strike

Patients at Mercy Missionary Hospital maternity ward in Eldama Ravine during a work boycott by doctors and nurses in public hospitals last year. PHOTO | FILE
Patients at Mercy Missionary Hospital maternity ward in Eldama Ravine during a work boycott by doctors and nurses in public hospitals last year. PHOTO | FILE 

The five-month strike by nurses, which ended in November, was one of the longest and deadliest in Kenya.

The images out of the various health facilities were grim— mainly capturing the deep suffering of patients and their relatives.

The medical personnel attending to the patients during this period of strain were seldom heard as they worked in the background to save lives despite the massive shortage of staff due to the boycott.

Health workers at the only operating facilities during the strike such as the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital lived to tell a tale.

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