The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) is now demanding increased salaries for its members over the high cost of living.
KMPDU Secretary General Dr. Davji Atellah said the decision to initiate the move was arrived at following a kamukunji with doctors in Bomet on July 27, 2023.
The kamukunji, according to Dr. Atellah, centered around issues affecting healthcare professionals, as well as the insistence on standing united as a union.
“During our discussions, one crucial matter took centre stage – the pressing need for a salary increase,” stated the KMPDU boss in a statement to newsrooms.
“As the cost of living continues to rise, it’s imperative that we advocate for fair compensation for our hardworking healthcare professionals. We stand united in pursuing better wages and improved living standards for all our members.”
Dr. Atellah further added that the union will continue to hold similar sessions with healthcare workers across the country, in a bid to advance their rights and welfare.